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I suppose #11 should be 'Buy a Mac'
If I added up all the hours of my life spent fixing Windows problems including BSODs, that's probably a week of my life I won't get back.
People have a lot of passion about whether they are a Linux person, a Windows person, or a Mac person. I like Linux for the ability to really hack into it, I need Windows since some apps depend on it, and my experience is that Mac OS X just works, and the interface is really, really neat.
On a quite serious note, the BP Oil Spill happened in part due to Windows BSOD errors. The systems used to monitor the well pressure and tell them whether the alarms were real or false were Windows servers.
They were having a problem with false alarms waking the crew at night, so they disabled the alarms, and the systems that provided the data were giving BSOD errors, which was their primary means of validating whether there was a dangerous condition. With the hardware alarms disabled and the data monitoring machine going BSOD, the methane levels rose rapidly and the oil rig exploded.