1. Linux/Windows/Mac - Ok, lets clear some of this up. This topic is NOT to bash other OSes which is going on. Whether you like to tinker around on your system (Linux), hope that everything works and nothing crashes (Windows) or like the stability of Linux with more centralized support/hardware/drivers (MacOS), it doesn't matter what you think. All of you MacOS fans who were bashing Linux, guess what... you "inferior" OS is BUILT OFF OF LINUX. MacOS X, that is. If you must know, let me put this into a flowchart form:
/- Linux -\ UNIX - - MacOS X \- MacOS -/Now that chart does NOT say Mac "OW3NS" all or anything, it simply states that MacOS X is built off of UNIX, Linux, and previous Mac platform. Of course, BSD is also in there but the majority of it is just *NIX and Mac.
Windows is completely off the charts. Some people do not like commercial software for several reasons. Commercial software has a longer life than open source, but still, it's basically the same. With Open Source, there are no "extra hidden licensing fees" when you buy a computer. I tried to order a computer from Dell with NO OS what so ever. I couldn't do it (which is bull because why should I pay for something I don't want).
2. No one cares that you like Vista. It's a matter of opinion. - I really don't like Vista and so I don't care if you like having a resource sucking operating system installed. If you're not a geek, never opened your computer and cannot even correctly identify what your processor, amount of RAM and your OS is, don't say anything. In fact, go to Trap17.com. If you're going to state an opinion about Vista, at LEAST you can back up what you have to say with facts. I don't like it because 1) it uses way too much disk space, 2) it uses 57% of RAM (1 GB installed) with nothing but the GUI running after boot up and 3) way to much freaking eye candy and stupid window effects that I don't care about, nor do I need.
Ok, I feel the need to rest a bit and unpack my things... jet lag is starting to hit me a little bit more now.