Way more control over hardware? Is that why basic 3d rendering is still a pain on most distros, as well as some basic hardware usage? And then you go and mention anti-virus, when the only reason Linux/Mac do not have viruses like Windows, is the same reason they don't have the amount of games or apps - there isn't enough users to justify it. What is the point of making a virus that affects a whole 50 people? It would be pointless, not impossible. And further, why would I dual boot, when I can single boot, as I said, and accomplish all that I need and want in a single environment that is easier to manage, install, and use to boot? More choices aren't always better if you don't want said choices, nor need them, and the other choices come with a bitter aftertaste. Just because RC cola is an alternative to Coke, doesn't mean I will EVER drink it again after tasting it the first time, while it may be cheaper - you indeed get what you pay for in the end. Lastly, name some things that Linux can do that Windows cannot, that a normal user would want? BTW - FACT - Compiz is nothing that Windows cannot do. If you don't believe me, how about you do some research before you call me out. http://www.otakusoftware.com/deskspace/index.html Oh look, its the main Compiz feature. http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/ and look at that, most of the rest. I mean give me a break, Compiz is simply some flashy animations to do what Windows can and does already do, yes it is nicely packaged, and yes it looks nice, but again, nothing that cannot be done on Windows. Not knowing what is out there, and what is possible, doesn't make you correct.