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I just began using Linux Mint nearly full time, and it's been very nice, but finding software is still easier for Windows users if it isn't in your repo's.
You don't have to hunt anywhere, any non-Apple store that sells software sells Windows software, and all major software sites carry Windows software.
As for fussing with it, again BS. I've always had to do much more work getting Linux to print and install proprietary drivers than I ever had to do in windows, and the ultimate pain is felt if you do something that disallows X to start. Worst case scenario in Windows is that I'm at 640x480. Piss X off and you are in a terminal.
No need to try to make Linux users smarter than they think they are though, Windows users and possibly even Mac users can be fairly mentally organized as well.
- Fewer viruses - Agreed
- Lower cost of ownership - BS, too much time is spent hacking up config files to make crap work or work right
- CLI/scripting system that actually works - BS, anything you can write and make work in Linux, I can in Windows
- Most open source software runs on it - Show me anything worthwhile that doesn't run in Windows or have a better alternative there
- Drivers for just about any piece of hardware ever built - BS, that's the primary thing most users have issues with, half baked drivers
- No blue screen of death - Agreed, but I haven't seen one yet in Win7
- Not nearly as resource hungry (unless of course you use Compiz
- Penguins way cooler than butterflies
Mod me down if you want to, but I've yet to have Windows drop me to a command prompt after an video card driver update, OS update (Ubuntu anyone?) or had to recompile sound drivers after every OS update (Ubuntu on that one too). My file manager will display in a column what date pictures were taken so I can categorize them accordingly, can yours do that? It couldn't the last time I checked.