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Ya! I use Linux all the time. Writing on Ubuntu 12.04 on my lil' laptop right now. But, I have it loaded on dual boot with Windows 7 Pro. I wouldn't be caught without Windows 7 Pro. When all else fails -- break out the Windows 7 Pro. Linux is never going to surpass Windows like was thought a decade ago by hopeful Windows haters. The probable likelyhood in my lifetime of any OS for PC's, laptops or servers that really surpass what Micosoft puts out is not likely to happen. Just like what almost killed off MacIntosh back in the day -- ARROGANCE -- is most likely going to do the Linux world in or at the least keep it suppressed. It takes Linux developers way too long to keep step with what Microsoft has to offer in order to surpass the monopoly software giant. The biggest reason for Linux surviving as long as it has is it is basically free to obtain. People tend to forget that up until now -- getting a driver for certain elements of a system running Linux could take from weeks to months to years. People tend to forget that most Linux programs being built today are still not 1st Rate softwares and the ones that are still cost. Cost is good for commerce and development -- but, most Linux users don't want to pay anything out....I mean nothing at all. Everyone thought that Google was going to put Microsoft on the bench for a long time. That didn't happen. Microsoft is coming back to play hardball and if you don't think that it is going to play a rough game -- you just aren't playing with a full deck yourself. Microsoft Windows 7 Pro is still the very best OS on the market in the world that has ever been. It runs pretty much flawless and you can buy the heavy weight apps such as Autocad, SmartCam, Microsoft Office, all kinds of software developer programs from so many other companies aside from MIcrosoft that it's remarkable. The owners of the opensource commercial grade softwares are a handful of billions in dollars billionaires versus tens of billions of dollars billionares Bill Gates and Steve Bullyface Balmer. Statistically - it is going to take the opensource software industry about four or more decades to even get up to the 20 percent mark of the marketplace in software. By that time -- most of us who started with the opening events in opensoftwares will be dead and gone all that is going to be left is opensource scraps for the masses and all the good stuff will be put into the commercialized "pay for use" heap. Opensource is great. I love it and it's been a big part of my life but, realistically - the one thing that speaks louder than free is money. Money and commerce equals a winning solution everytime. Great things always start seemingly free....but, once they have used their purposeful times as "free" - cash barks loud and commerce takes over.