Linux or Windows - tough choice
I have been working with both sides of the equation for as long as I can remember. See my project "Katrina Kirellii's SST Graphical Console" for my latest endeavor. Okay credentials provided and free advertisement of latest project - cool.
The problem I see is not enough applications someone wants to use on the Linux side and prices on the Windows side.
Let me drift back to my free project. It works 9 times as fast in Windows wherever I use it to play starshiptraders in graphical mode. (It is also playable at www.starshiptraders.com in webmode or telnet mode.) This is because Windows has available graphic acceleration drivers for my cards. (Which were bought independent of my Windows focused machines.) Now, my laptop, I talked with Intel about because I wanted the best Intel chip that supported Windows and Linux. I had to settle for a very fast Celeron as they are eyeing the market to decide whether to take Linux for real. Don't want to upset Microsoft is my take. (Now I know that my Radeon Mobility on my laptop is not the coolest Linux acceleration solution - but I don't manufacture laptops and that is what they as money making companies feel is the best solution.)
Okay. Until someone makes the Linux drivers or updates the compilers so that the Linux and Windows versions of my EXACTLY the SAME program - run EXACTLY the SAME, then I have to say Windows XP is the coolest thing since sliced bread and you should go get you some. (With some RedHat Cygwin butter.)
I love Open Source. I love Linux. I love the brightest fringe programmers.
Take a look at a real example of a Windows versus Linux program that does something real - plays a cool game. Tell me Linux is better - I would love to hear it - but so far - it is not.
(Notice of Disclaimer: I am expanding and including more things in this program as I have decided to embed my programs within the program as features. I have included stuff in such as way as to NOT impact performance. However, I am human. If anyone wants to point out my errors so that I become a better programmer and/or human, I welcome honest input delivered kindly.)