The BBC has an excellent article where 4 users describe their favorite operating system. It seems extremely balanced and accurate to me. Although I can’t help but point out one Windows user’s admission that OSX is better:
I really think that this one’s going to give Apple Macs a run for their money.
It appears Office 2007 and Vista come with my school’s Volume Licensing package, so I plan on dual-booting into my Windows XP partition for the first time in months to try them out. I’m sure they’re both improvements over their predecessors, but at this point I’m just more comfortable with Linux and OpenOffice.org.
Also, spending half of my day running Windows Update and various spyware removal tools has made me despise the platform more than Steve Ballmer’s ridiculous tirades ever could.