Novell Marketing Video for Linux playing on the popular Mac vs PC videos.
What is Linux? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
Some points for Linux off the top of my head:
- Free (as in speech). I have the freedom to tweak the system as I wish.
- DRM Free
- Superior method of software updates, installation
- Solid stability (servers I run have been up for 1+yrs, my desktop 1+ month)
- Can scale down to very old/obscure hardware (I have a Linux file server running an old 266, 24MB ram
- Virtually Spyware/Virus free
- Variety of system tools not available in Windows. Extensive programming interface.
- Very cool eye-candy ahead of other Operating systems. Youtube search "compiz", see the upcoming KDE, see the current version of Gnome.
- I know exactly what my computer is doing. Can't say the same thing with Windows, OS X
- Although I agree gaming is lacking, I personally don't game on PC but what I do see is the amazing benefit of being able to have access to the thousands of OSS packages out there.
- Luxury of using technology backed up by contributions and usage by companies such as IBM, HP, Sun, Google, many governments, military orgs, NASA, universities, super computer research. Outside the desktop Windows presence is not the greatest.
- Constant updates to all my software. You can choose to run cutting edge or run stable.
- Ability to decide what to install and what not to (can't say the same thing about XP)
- Freedom of not depending on one single vendor. I know my needs will not be put aside by the needs of a corporation anytime soon.
- Decades of solid tested UNIX (like) technology (see OS X benefits, not XP though)
- The ability take a part in the development process of the OS I use.
- Oh, did I mention it's free as in beer?