Often people react that OpenSource people hate Microsoft. Let me correct this; some might, but not all! In my opinion you have to use a given operating system in the area where it’s excels.
So I’m going to post an excerpt from the “OS Wars: The Battle for Your Desktop” (from PCmag):
- WEB SURFER
Any OS. You don’t need anything fancy to browse the Web and send e-mail.
- OFFICE DRONE
Windows. Get things done with minimal fuss.
Windows. Millions of gamers can’t all be wrong. (Or buy a Nintendo Wii.)
Windows. All cameras work with it, and the imaging tools are plentiful.
Mac OS. It’s what the pros in -Hollywood prefer.
Mac OS. The other artsy people will laugh at you if you use anything else.
- TECH DO-IT-YOURSELFER
Ubuntu. You’ll get the most satisfaction from taming this somewhat wild beast.
- OPEN-SOURCE SUPPORTER
Ubuntu. Not lining the pockets at Apple and Microsoft just feels good.
If you’re interested in the scores they gave for each OS: