I recently became a Linux server admin, Windows admin prior. Do I think the Linux OS is better....I think so. But I'm not going to rag on Windows, saying that its horrible.
I use Windows XP and Fedora 17 desktops at home. For those of you that are broke, find a cheap piece of hardware from Craigslist or a friend and download Fedora or Ubuntu (both free). I know with Fedora you can boot a PC from a usb stick on any pc that allows usb boot. And there's MS Office compatible applications.....all free.
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