Thank Apple for the Linux 'desktop'
I spent the weekend using Ubuntu 9.04 almost exclusively. Blame it on Apple.
Seven years ago I don't think knew any better than to use Windows, but in 2002 I switched to the Mac and have never looked back. Between my Mac and my iPhone, I've lived a completely Windows-free existence for so long that I actually don't remember "the Windows way."
Which, I think, is why it has been so easy to pick up Ubuntu, Moblin, and other variants of Linux. But for the Mac, I don't think I'd be so willing to try a new operating system.
Linux has its problems: some things that should be easy still require too much user intervention. I spent far too much of my weekend just trying to get Flash to work so that I could check blog statistics and watch a video on Vimeo. I still can't get it to work.
That's the downside.