I like that one. Windows is the crossover of the computing world. It tries to appeal to everyone and does nothing all that well. I'll give it to heatle and the other MS employees though, if you are not a PC person generic windows out of the box does do the basics with the least amount of fuss. Linux and BSD as well for that matter are for people willing to trick things out. If you want to put together a custom render farm for a VFX studio... your going to use Linux >.< I see this thread has brought up Maya and photoshop again and yes plenty of front line work is still done on windows stations cause Adobe is annoyingly bought and paid for. Really though Full pro Maya runs very well on Linux setups, as do other pro VFX stuff like Houdine and the other sidefx stuff. MS does make a fine little cross over for the masses. Still no self respecting car person is going to brag about their crappy mid range cross over... I don't understand why any self respecting nerds wouldbragging about their windows setups either. Linux has no shortage of high end paid software. The one and only acception that would be nice to see official support for is Photoshop. Not that setting up a windows workstation for photoshop is all that big a deal either. So the 2d paint artists run a windows station... its not nearly the PITA it used to be.