It's so hard for me to believe that so many people still use Windows. As a Ubuntu Desktop user and administrator of a small business network, I've been patiently waiting since 1999 for enough people to just ditch windows all together so that we could all move on to better times. Everyone I know who has tried Linux in the past few years hasn't gone back to Windows, and were all amazed that the computer 'Just Worked'. People are so used to struggling with Windows issues that they don't expect using a computer to be easy and it really doesn't have to be that way.
So perhaps this is a bit off topic, but every time an article comes out touting some new enhancement of the Microsoft Windows Operating system, I just feel compelled to say "Who fucking cares?" and "Why does anyone even bother with this Operating System designed with the main purpose being to lock up your computer spending dollar into Microsoft?" Don't we all know better already?
Please people, get over MS Windows already, let it die.
Everyone you know?
Ok, well I don't know you but, hey, we're all friends on here so I kinda feel thatI know you ;-)
I /did/ use Linux on my primary laptop for a while (Ubuntu and Fedora, if you're interested) and while I like parts of it, other parts of it stank. Badly. Multi-monitor support was, frankly, embarrassing and suspend/resume was patchy at best. It certainly wasn't more reliable as I found it more likely to "lock up" in a given situation than Windows 7, which TBH, is very usable and a good workhorse.
Don't get me wrong, I use Linux as much as the next one....in the data centre...but it's /still/ got a long way to go on the desktop. Personally, I've got real work to do...and I'm sticking with Windows for now.
ps. Oh, I do love XBMC Live for the tellybox though :-)