graeme_p - 7:23 am on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Asia_Expat, what no pirated Windows by default?
A few months ago, I installed Ubuntu for a friend who has hardly used a computer before and told me that her netbook "did not work" (it did not have an OS installed). She is very happy with it.
Use a text editor that can edit files over sftp (part of ssh). Some WIndows editors can do it, and almost every Linux editor can do it out of the box.
Essentially reasons 1 and 5 plus a new one: Linux desktops have better tools (out of the box anyway) for working with Linux servers. SFTP, Rsync, etc. are easier to set up (MacOS has most of this, to be fair).