Hi experts. This is not an usual question ... it's mostly a discussion I want to open. I don't believe the matter (see bellow) is to be explained by a couple of network/IS professionals, rather it should be answered as an open discussion. Well ... enough for the introduction.
I'm looking for people to convince me and to make me understand why is Microsoft so criticised [I know some of the reasons - but I don't think it should be a neverending blaming - something like that :)] Why is Microsoft so BAD and yet, users have Windows install in their computers!
Issues like open source advantages, linux advantages are to be discussed (if the moderators keep this thread opened - I hope I'm not violating any EE rules) or any other issues you guys might find appropriate regarding this topic.
A big question a like to be answered is: IS LINUX MUCH BETTER THAN WINDOWS - IS IT EVEN BETTER ? The answer is supposed to consider both technical issues, features, TCO, etc.
I'll try to think and review all your oppinions objectively. I think it's still relevant to mention I'm not a guru; I'm not a beginner either - this can be checked by viewing my profile or my website.
1. Part of the discussion started here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21381758.html#13765003
2. I know I might not get an answer but at least, I hope I'll have a better idea about this topic.
3. If possible, please specify your OS and grade yourself (say) from A to E (A being the best level) according to the experience you have managing it/administrating ...
4. Please leave here serious/professional answers as I think this is a huge topic
Thank you all.
Now ... lets start it ... :)