1) Quit being such an OS bigot. I am bilingual, two languages is definitively better than one... I can get work done on a computer as long as it is not a Mac
I'm entitled to express my opinion and somewhat qualified to have one: I've run large windows networks, written tens of thousands of lines of code for windows, and had productive work environments on windows. I've run large websites on many flavours of Linux and I don't particularly care what distro I'm using. I've administered BSD and Solaris machines. I have administered ancient legacy government UNIX servers that everyone else was afraid to touch. I can even get stuff done on a Mac and I'm familiar with mac servers. I've configured and administered just about every type of server you can imagine - database, web, mail, LDAP, VPN, DNS, proxies, routers, firewalls, etc etc - even active directory. I've built a secure government network (which involved defending my design against a panel of technical/security people asking hard questions). I've worked with huge ESX clusters and even a small beowulf. I've used just about every toy OS out there (minix, ReactOS, AROS, Morphos, MenuetOS, etc). I can use OS/2 and AmigaOS, CP/M and DOS v2. And these are just the ones that spring to mind immediately. I can use pretty much any desktop/server OS. I'm qualified to have an opinion. Granted, I'm not qualified to talk about supercomputers...but who rules that niche again?
In my (limited) experience and (not very professional) opinion, windows is the worst of them all (except maybe some of the toy ones). If having an opinion based on 25+ years of experience makes me a bigot then so be it. If you haven't managed to get butthurt over anything then congratulations. I suspect you're not doing anything particularly complicated or important, and/or you're not doing anything MS hasn't anticipated, or being a "big Linux guy" you're doing everything important elsewhere). Or perhaps you're just not very passionate. I endured a lot before I vowed never to touch it again. I could give you a list of things to get butthurt about but I don't have the next decade free for typing and I'm sure slashdot has some kind of size limit on posts.
But my point when I said "We don't really care what you use that much" is that I really don't care what you use, because I don't - they're your computers and you can run what you like on them. If you like windows, then use it, more power to you. But do not complain at me when you do inevitably get butthurt, because I will have zero sympathy. And don't spread FUD.
(not being able to move the minimize/maximize/close buttons to the right side of the window? really?).
This is particularly funny given that windows has no option to move the titlebar buttons either. Hence my use of the term "unconfigurable".
2) Quit spreading anti-M$ FUD.
Everything I said is true and has nothing to do with being anti-MS or FUD. It's horrible, it's unconfigurable, and it's spyware. Granted, the first is an opinion, but the rest is demonstrable. Granted, I am anti-MS, but it took about 10-15 years of their abuse for that to happen.
M$ makes stuff that works
Sure, it works. For you. At the moment. And it will just as long as MS supports solving the problem you're trying to solve. And as long as you don't run into arbitrary restrictions based on the license you have. And assuming you have something in place to deal with rebooting every time you install an update. And assuming that the next update/version doesn't remove features you rely on. And as long as you pay. Every couple of years.
heck I am even impressed with Windows 10 and I never have nice things to say about M$
If you're impressed with windows 10 you're either not paying attention to the news (e.g articles like this one), or...you're not paying attention to the news (e.g articles like this one). Or maybe you just don't care.
3) I just had to laugh when you said "Enjoy your horrible unconfigurable spyware" because I immediately thought of systemd! That is the main reason I am standardizing on CentOS/Scientific 6, thanks to systemd BSD may become my next OS.
It's funny that you mention systemd while praising the virtues of Windows 10 spyware edition. I'm no systemd fan either, but forks and alternatives exist (devuan, BSD, others) if you want to excise systemd - how do you plan on excising the spyware and ads from Windows 10? And if you say "disable it", what about the next update which installs automatically and turns it back on? The example you give is an excellent demonstration of why open source operating systems are superior to proprietary ones - you can rip out systemd if you really want to. Good luck ripping out the bits of windows you don't want. Hence my use of the term "unconfigurable".