Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Well, well, well! We seem to be going on a crusade here at iTWire - the old W vs L battle. The Windows is better than Linux creed - which I think is another way of proffering reasons why marketing is better than technology.
Ten reasons to run Vista? There are far more reasons than that to run GNU/Linux. And it doesn't take as long to enumerate them because the reasons are simple and you do not need ten paragraphs to outline each argument. When it comes to GNU/Linux, the KISS principle applies.
This isn't a matter of belief - just one of pragmatism. I have been running Debian GNU/Linux for the last eight years and some - six years on one PC and the balance on a second one which I upgraded to.
I've taken up the 10 reasons cited by my colleague Alex Zaharov-Reutt and then given my own. Double or quit, Alex.
1. Updates: if anyone is crazy enough to allow automatic updates with Windows, there is a good chance that you are going to hose your system sooner or later. That doesn't happen with any distribution of GNU/Linux. So when you factor in costs, please add the amount you, the average user, would pay to have your Windows re-installed. You can also calculate how much valuable time you spend getting all your applications/utilities reinstalled and customising them as you had done initially.