Ok I promised myself I wouldn't get involed in this discusion but some of the false statements above pushed me over the edge.
First the original post is hilarious and so true! Moving on...
Now I work in IT and have worked with/supported everything from Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD to even true Unix for the past 10 years. I have found two things to be true. One, BSD/Unix/Linux are much easier to maintain and support due to their stability stemming from being designed better from the ground up. MAC would be easier to support if they didn't try to hide their BSD under belly under all their proprietary crap they put on top and Windows is has major design flaws thar cause problem and is horribly insecure. Not only that but, Windows tends to crash way more than the others INCLUDING Windows 7. I have had more headaches at work dealing with Windows servers and workstations then all the other OS's combined even though we work with all of them to one extent or another.
Next, to those above who complained about Linux crashing and having issues. When was the last time you tried Ubuntu or Mint? In almost 11 years of using Linux I have NEVER, repeat NEVER had Linux crash on me unless I purposely did something stupid to it. Over the years I have mainained PC's in my home with both Windows, BSD and Linux so I would always be familiar with each. I have had to fix/reinstall Windows more times then I can remember. BSD once installed just continues to work not even requiring reboots, same thing with Linux. In fact I have PC's with BSD and Linux that are still running with minimal upkeep for over 2 1/2 years. I can't say the same about Windows. I have even migrated my Gentoo install to a newer PC three times just by moving the hard drive to the newer PC each time, I've never had to reinstall it in almost 3 years now. As far as driver support I have yet to install Ubuntu or Mint on any PC or laptop where it didn't recognize all of the hardware and if it didn't have a driver for a particular video/wireless card it automatically went and searched online for the right driver and offered to download and install it for me. Again I can't say the same about Windows.
Next, games on Linux. Linux is perfectly capable of doing games, there are certainly thousands of Linux games out there and while many of them are lower quality then many found on Windows there are some good ones, Urban Terror, World of Goo, Nexuiz, Sauerbraten, Tremulous and Torcs to name a few. The problem is with the game manufacturers. Many of them feel that Linux does not have a large enough market share on the desktop to make it profitable for them to release a Linux version of there games. Having said that three facts remain Id Software has made and sold Linux versions of every version of Quake and Unreal Tournament, with the exception of UT3 which was done by a different company. Second, The Humble Indie Bundle has earned those developers several million dollars over the course of the last 2 years and if you look at the statistics from their pay what you want strategy, Linux users have consistantly paid twice as much for those games than Mac users and almost three times as much as Windows users, disproving that there is no market for Linux games. Third, did you know that every single popular game title for Windows already has a Linux version? Let me explain, the game companies realized back in the late '90s that Windows on the server side was causing problems with online gaming and that using Linux on the server side provided a more stable, hardware efficiant way to provide online multiplayer gaming to there customers. So, ever since then every windows game that offers online play has had a linux verion made for it so it could be run on their Linux servers, they simply refuse to sell the linux version of their games to the general public. Think about that the next you want to tell someone that Linux is not for gaming.
Finally, what do you mean Linux has no industry support? Have you ever heard of companies like Google, Rehat, Canonical, HP, Dell, Oracle, IBM, Novel, Motorola, even Sony, and the list goes on. Here are some fact you may or may not know, Linux holds more then 68% percent of the server market and growing, also everytime you use a DVD/Blue-ray player, ATM, smart TV, inflight video console, GPS or other appliance/device with an imbedded OS, 99% of the time you are using linux. Also, of the top 100 Super computers in the world onl 10 run Windows and none of those place in the top 10 in terms of speed bench marks, the rest run some version of BSD/Linux/Unix. So, the idea that Linux does not have industry support is wrong.
I believe every OS has its place and that all existing OS's have helped to inspire competition which in turn spawn inovation. So in that case diverity is a good thing and I will never rag on someone for choosing one OS over another. Having said that I choose Linux for its stability, speed, performance, low resource usage, ease of maintainance. What you choose is up to you.