I think one of the most telling differences between Windows and GNU/Linux is that in Windows I had a cluttered desktop whereas in Linux it contains only mounts (and even those go unused).
By a cluttered desktop, I really mean this: http://updo.nl/file/cbea83bb.PNG
It might also just be that I've grown a bit older, organize things better now that I've got many more years of archives (and backups), and maybe it's not Windows that's at fault here?
Heh. Wrong. I just noticed how cluttered my Windows 7 VM got after just two months of use (I need, as in, I'm required
to use it for school).
In GNU/Linux everything is just in place. I don't need to keep a sort of "current projects" or "temp" folder on your desktop, I just put things where they belong automatically.
This is also what slows so many Windows systems down, all that garbage that it collects over the
months and which is littered all over the system by all sorts of programs. Linux software usually just doesn't have that kind of trouble.