Nope - stick to pornography - its the internet, stupid!
Only if you have an American accent
A movement to Windows8 will be far more painful than a move to Linux, because new hardware will be needed not that Win8 wont run on the old CPU, but ya cant get no device drivers!!!!
Its not guns that shoots peoples feet, its Americans, that shoots their own feet!
Well Linux "just works" for me. OTOH, Windows, other than as a pre-install, has persistently failed to work. It is a fatal error where the OS does not come with drivers for the network card, and expects you to download the drivers over the net! Assuming you can boot from a CD, you can install Linux (Or *BSD) in about 40 minutes, unattended. Good luck installing WIndows in 40 hours - with constant user intervention because of all the fixes and reboots.
I even had a Thinpad T43p that came with XP - then one day stopped running XP "because of a hardware problem" - All attempts at a reinstall from the Lenovo restore partition or a CD failed, but three years later is still running Ubuntu and in daily use!
Windows - "it just f*cks up"
Well, yes they do. They may not share all their code, but they often share fixes and enhancements. For infrastructure software, it makes a lot of sense to share your software - you need the infrastructure, others need the infrastructure - and you probably prefer to share the task of maintaining infrastruture rather than do it on your own.
Applications may be a different case: and the GPL might be more appropriate.
I am a happy bunny, but have had major agro from O2 and T-Mobile (who called in debt collectors for a BB I never had)
There was a problem with ringtones a few years back: kids thought they were buying one ringtone for $2, they were actually agreeing to one a day for ever. The phone regulator was asked on national radio what he was doing about it, he said "Nothing. These people are criminals, and when we come after them, they run away!" (Notwithstanding the fact that the criminals have to wait 90 days before they get the money from established phone companies - who take 30% as a transaction fee).
There IS a problem: and it is primarily the fact that we cannot request a credit limit.