wheel - 11:53 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Most people forget that *nix is a professional operating system while Windows is geared toward amateurs.
Also disagree. Windows works as windows does, in professional environments and has for decades.
As for linux for amateurs, part of the point of this thread would seem to be to highlight that linux is a great OS for amateurs. My wife, mother, and sister all use it now. No issues, no support, no questions. It used to be a geek's OS but no longer - it's a great OS for the technically inert amongst us.