Lol, I use Linux on a daily basis and can confirm that it's a FAIL for home use. Big-scale networking, servers, VPN? Sure. Home entertainment, gaming, install-then-use scheme? No, that's Windows. I had to do about 7 hours of tweaking for Linux to work properly, and most of that time I was tweaking the driver for my WLAN card, searching for a solution on why my sound card SUDDENLY stopped working (turns out that alsamixer switched on the SPDIF there, overriding the default output) and trying to fix the ugly boot screen - still not done with that one. So unless you feel like working with a terminal half of your time, stay the hell away from Linux. Not worth the trouble.Since I installed linux a year ago I could't care less about "the Big Operating System" LOL. All of you who made contributions to this GNU and linux thing, you have my eternal gratitude.
1) Vista = failI never realized how bloated Windows was until I switched my 1GB laptop from Vista to Ubuntu. Now I use a third of the RAM that Vista used and that was after a fresh reinstall of the OS and removal of all the bloatware that came with it. If Microsoft doesn't optimize Windows 8 into something lean and for the most part built from the ground up then it will fail. Microsoft can't simply drag and drop from 7 to 8 (like it has done for the last decade with its other OSes), because even though I love 7 it's still uses too many resources that would bog down tablets and mobile devices.