Linux. Still not ready for the average user.
Every year or so, I fire up a Linux build or two, just to see where we stand on things. Every time I try out Linux, it gets a little better, but is nowhere near the ease of use as Windows. Linux may do well on the server, but on the desktop side, unless you are willing to devote alot of time, effort, and frustration.
One of the first things you will discover about Linux is that the “there are no stupid questions” mantra does not apply. Any question you ask in a forum about a problem you have, unless you have a very strong Linux foundation, will result in you being mocked and talked down to. Reading the forums made me feel bad for people who didn’t know what “sudo” was or “apt-get” did.
So, I have 2 laptops. One is an older Presario, the other is a newer ASUS N10J. Let’s discuss how it works installing Windows 7 (and Vista for that matter).