Good thing we have many distros so we don't pick that OS.If there were a 'consumer' version of Linux with any non-trivial install base, this wouldn't be true. They'd build it into the OS and make sure attempts to circumvent were overwritten. Unsecured consumer devices of any sort are botnet fodder.
Easier than using Windows, the code they own and know I assume fairly well?In a nuts and bolts sense, it was easier for Microsoft to strip a Linux kernel down for cloud use than to strip Windows down; and at that point, the OS is serving as a hypervisor, so it simply doesn't matter much. They could easily use a Windows kernel for Azure, but it wouldn't provide any benefit.
Yea, and they all require that you disable driver signature to be able to use it. That won't stay like that when you reboot the machine.Plenty of custom drivers have been developed for Windows users, sound cards coming to immediate mind...
That's why I said manageable and not 100%. If the application isn't written for Linux then you will have an extra layer of potential problems.Probably the final major hurdle, but there is a mountain of smaller stuff that needs to be addressed from a user experience standpoint. The best distributions so far manage by pulling an Apple; they use refined defaults and abstract the details away.
That's why you use a different distro. The benefit of having many distros is that you can always choose the perfect OS for your needs.Hard part about that is these distributions are then harder to deal with than Windows (or power-user oriented distros) because of how well everything is hidden!