Yggdrasil...well no matter how much one bitches winblows will be what it is. I have been using computers for a long time, from my first mac 128 back in 84 to a modern day pc and mac (has a flashback of his tandy computer...green monitor and all
I'm not computer expert even with my extensive education in computer science, but I will say one thing, using a free OS like linux is an option...it sucks you guys don't have mac's in your schools, here they are making there way in at grade level here, the University has both pc and mac.
but remember ANY can run linux! and any pc can have dual OS's on it, download a free copy of linux and try it out...think outside the box, and give it a chance
as Babs pointed out alot of peeps don't like change...so they stick with what they have, some like myself enjoy trying new programs, OS's...as Jefnon pointed out its not for everyone