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Give me the 'lowdown'.
Of little conceivable use to anybody. End of thread.
want a more reliable operating system and you don't use your Windows box for gaming or music production, then you'd do well to adopt it.
It can have quite a steep learning curve though and if you're happy with Windows *shudder* then stay there.
Or, of course, get a Mac. The reliability of Unix/Linux, the compatibility of Windows (almost) and the finesse and usability you'd expect from Apple.
you're running a server, and is used widely across the internet for servers (and increasingly embedded devices too)
If you want a desktop OS, though, I'd probably steer clear for now unless you're at least a little geekily-inclined, although it is gradually improving in usability (Ubuntu would be the recommended distribution for this).
Me, I go with the mac, because the OS is really well-designed and 'just works', but has all the unix stuff under the hood too.
So it wouldn't be worth running dual-boot.