You say xelink doesn't know what he is talking about? Wow, you're in for a treat when he reads this topic and flames you for missing so many points that it is impossible to count. 1) Ubuntu is a simple operating simple. Doesn't require any of these 'skills' that you talk about. 2) Everything works on Windows because, as stated before, it nearly has a monopoly on the market. 3) Linux is free. 4) Not all Linux OSes are by redhat, actually only a handfull, namely, Fedora Core. 5) Think they are cool that they use Linux? Why, because it can be a more powerful Operating System for people who know how to use it? 6) Redhot? Funny. Try spelling correctly if you're going to insult some one, makes you yourself look less retarded. 7) Obviosuly Windows is easier to use, it's less powerful. Do you, yourself know how to use Linux? If not, don't reply saying Windows is just as powerful as all the Linux OSes out there. PS- 8) Linux is open-source.