Windows is garbage? OS X not working? Both Operating Systems are not "bad", nor are they "the devil", but I do not change them to either of them for myself. GNU / Linux. And yes, gentlemen, this topic is tiresome.
Truth be told: No Operating System, Software, Program, Application or whatever you want to call it is perfect. They all have flaws, errors, either Windows, OS X, GNU / Linux, Unixeven BSD which claims to be one of the most stable Operating Systems that exist.
I was a user of Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000 y XP before starting in GNU / Linux. Currently in my work I have a dual-boot PC that very rarely (to say never), the start by Windows 7. I tell you this because every time I give my arguments as to why I consider that GNU / Linux is better than Windows, many think that in my life I have used the last one mentioned.
Patient Windows XP I did not believe that there could be a better Operating System in the world. I had heard of Mac, but as always somewhere someone mentioned how expensive it was to get one, it never caught my attention. And then one fine day I met Ubuntu, But that is another story.
Much to my personal opinion of Linus Torvalds y Richard Stallman, I admire the work they have done and that thanks to them (and many others who are barely mentioned), today I enjoy my Debian with KDE. It is admirable how, despite the adversities, the Kernel that I use is capable of efficiently managing a high number of devices or hardware, of various models and brands.
But it is clear that GNU / Linux it's not perfect like i said earlier. New users often don't stop to think that when "something doesn't work" as it does on Windows or Mac, it is not because "Linux" is bad, but because hardware manufacturers are interested in following the path of money traced mostly by Microsoft y Apple.
It is very easy to say: This does not work in Linux, shit .. or it works, but not like it should .. But someone wonders why? Those who talk like this have thought about all the effort that programmers make to make the generic video driver work well on a chipset? Intel o With? Or the effort they put into pulseaudio o Alsa manage sound cards well?
It is normal that then in some cases, they may present problems. How nice it would be if each hardware manufacturer took out, together with the Windows and Mac drivers, the necessary drivers for Linux to perfectly manage their products, right? But unfortunately this is not the case in all cases. Thus GNU / Linux it's not perfect and it won't be.
However, among so many limitations, it knows how to shine with respect to the rest of the Operating Systems. With so little support and support from manufacturers, it is amazing how some of these generic drivers perform better than their proprietary counterparts.
While it takes Gigas and Gigas to be able to install Windows 7 y Windows 8, and that even after installed, drivers are needed for the motherboard, audio, video, etc ...
While you need 2 Gb of RAM memory because 1 Gb is no longer enough, while the disk is fragmented, while you can catch a virus just by thinking about it, while the Explorer does not have tabs, nor divided view, nor can you access to the most remote places on your Mac.
While all this happens with these two excellent Operating Systems, where everything works (even if you don't know how or when), with GNU / Linux you can have a complete, functional Desktop Environment, with many tools, with drivers for most modern hardware, in less than 4GB of disk space.
With just 1GB of RAM you can have the most modern desktops installed, with amazing graphic effects, and still have excellent performance, and if you want to save more, there you have the options: Window managers, LXDE, Xfce...
You are free from most viruses, and the Operating System in general is more secure. You can install Office Suites, audio and video players, applications for study, work, daily security updates or improvements (what we would call Service Pack), and the best part about all this is that we don't have to pay a penny. And in the end you can do the same as your colleagues, your neighbors, your friends do.
The $ 200 or more it costs for a license to Photoshop Why not donate them so GIMP improve? Most of those apps that we enjoy so much are programmed by people who don't charge a penny for it. People with a life, wives, children, mothers, fathers, family in general and they are not our slaves.
What we have to do everything in a console or terminal is a lie. Yes, there are tasks that must be done that way, but more than anything because those of us in this world already like to do it that way, because even if they don't believe it, it can become easier.
And I could go on giving reasons and reasons But for what? Those who know what I am talking about will agree with me, those who want to know will be driven by their curiosity, those who do not will continue to think that I am a madman with hair reaching to my knees, taliban, fanatic with suicidal tendencies, a misfit being with hacker aspirations.. and believe me, that is far from reality.
What I always say Do you want to use Windows? Do you want to pay for licenses? Do you want to live pending if the antivirus works or not? Do you want to have to invest more and more in hardware? Do you want to remain slaves and submissive to what Apple and Microsoft impose? Well go ahead, I'm not the one who will say no.
I love my Operating System and I have more than 20 reasons to prefer it over any other. That for me is better, does not mean that it really is. Windows as a system it is not bad, OS X neither, but none of them offer me what I need. Simple as that, and I'm sure that for other users reading me, the thought is reciprocal.
As I said at the beginning: This topic is already tiresome .. Let's live in peace.