"If Linux is so damn good why is Windows still the MARKET PLACE leader which is the ONLY real measure of success"
Are you for real? You are aware that MS are a convicted monopolist who are found time and time again to be abusing that position, right?
Do you have any clue how Microsoft got themselves into the market dominance position they enjoy and abuse to this very day?
You do know that MS leverages their position to force oem manufacturers to pay for a Windows licence for every PC they sell regardless of whether the PC is shipped with Windows on it, right?
Has it also escaped you that MS will threaten OEMs with price hikes across the board should they even consider offering alternative products?
Is it any surprise that they have the majority of the market share? Do you really believe that they have acheived this position through the quality of their products?
You know, this is the sort of attitude that 'dozers have that really piss me off. Do you know what Doug, I couldn't care less whether you want to use Windows or not, I really don't. In fact morons like you probably deserve to be stuck with that craptastic bodge job for the rest of your natural lives.
What I don't understand is why you feel that it is necessary and good that everyone else must be forced down to your level and have no choice in the matter.
All I want is two things, and I'm sure that most Linux users would agree.
1) I want to be able to go and purchase a notebook, netbook or PC of my choice and have it come with the OS of my choice or none at all. I DON'T want to pay the Microsoft Tax.
2) I want to know that the market leader will not have the power or ability to lock me out of large parts of the public internet by deliberately polluting it with proprietary, patent encumbered platform dependent "standards"
That is all.
So Windows fanbois, answer me this, why is it that our desire for these two simple things can cause you all to rise up into a histrionic frenzy and howl down any anyone who has the audacity to want to live a Windows free existence?
Why do we frighten you so?