I'm, like most of you, using Windows XP as my primary operating system. I always pondered if I should make a complete change to Linux, make a dual boot system or stay with Windows. Every decision would have advantages but also disadvantages.
The site Bellevuelinux lists 25 reasons to convert to Linux and they are doing a good job at that. What they are saying is basically that its free and more secure, and that it may benefit the average user. I agree with most of their reasons but some do not make lots of sense to me.
For example, 12) the number of distributions is not a positive factor, at least not for someone who wants to change and does not know about them. It's hard to make a selection if you have dozens of distributions to select from and no or little information about differences between them.
Update: The original site is no longer available. Here is a site that is offering a copy of the top list.
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