Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
OK, I'm a Linux guy you already know I'm going to come down in favor of Ubuntu 9.10.. But, I actually like Windows 7 as well. Which lead me to the question, why do I still prefer Linux?
First, Windows 7 is no more secure than Windows has ever been. Is it better than Vista? Sure. Is it faster than XP? Well, not so much. Does it run a ton of popular applications? You betcha. But, is Windows 7 still prone to an endless array of malware programs and stuck with a pre-Internet security model? Yes, yes it is.
Now I can keep a Windows PC safe. I run my own Windows PCs and servers and help with friends. And, while I'm good at computers, I'm sure anyone who's reasonably smart can manage it as well. But, you see, I'm lazy. I don't want to always be keeping my eye on Windows threats; I don't want to worry about being hacked while shopping online; and to have to be careful about avoiding clicking on a crooked link in yet another malicious e-mail letter.
With Linux, I can be lazy and safe.