Originally posted by Methuselah
so is this discussion going to turn into one on how to deal with personal issues and experiences or are we going to talk about ways to better your life in the world of computers? just out of curiosity, do you work for MS or something? you seemed to take offense to my suggestion.
This started as a personal issue, a specific problem with a specific program, and it was thinking of that that I said that I do not recommend moving to Linux.
In other circumstances I could make that suggestion, but if someone is complaining about a specific Windows (I suppose, the operating system was not mentioned) program, saying that he/she should change to Linux because of x reasons is not really answering the question.
And I do not work for Microsoft or took offence with your suggestion, I only think it is a disproportioned way of solving the problem reported.
Also, I have noticed that many people use the "change to Linux" answer because they simply do not like Microsoft and they do not even know what Windows can really do.
I use Windows since 1993 and I never had a problem that I couldn't solve or a virus/Trojan/spyware attack.