OK, let me take y'all back to the days of pre-Windows.
This is between the times of say 1980 and 1993 (approxiamtely).
You had many different computers, many different operating systems.. But, we are not going to talk about that. We are going to talk about, say ONE kind of computer, with say 5 different operating systems, or maybe 10 operating systems that were made to run on that computer.
Programs had to be developed specifically for each of those operating systems. Plus, usually the file system and oretty much everything to do with anything on that computer had to be designed on the operating system. Needless to say, there was no compatibility in termsof programs.. That means, if you had 100 programs written (hypothetically speaking) and 10 different Operating systems, that would be only 10 programs per operating system. And if you have 100 software companies with a certain amount of money and only 1000 customers to sell software to, wouldn't it cost more money for them to develop software for the same 1000 people, but for say, 10 different operating systems, and still have all the same programs available to all operating systems
Well, that is pretty much what you had.
Now, with one operating system, you don't have to worry about incompatibility. Windows fosters the kind of evnironment where all programs can be run. All software can be used. Etc Etcetc
Who cares about multitask, I built a multitasking operating system on a 1983 RS 4P, so what. What's ur point. That doesn't change the fact that Linux is an operating system with no programs to work on. The fact that it's function is performed well by Windows. The fact that it is incompatible with 99.9999999% of programs in the planet. The fact that like, 99.9999% of the people in the world don't use it..
As far as people saying it is used as internet servers and the likes, that's actually not the golden truth either.. It is, but not like peple say it is. See, UNIX is used a lot, and WIndows is used quite a bit, and LINUX is used a lot LESS than UNIX ..
So, that's why I posted, I don't care about *nix phrase. Because it is misleading. IF linux and unix were the same thing, since development on LINUX has been recent and development on Unix is ancient, people would automatically goto Linux, duh.. Makes sense doesn't it??
Nothing wrong with Linux, but it doesn't hold a candle up to Windows at ALL.. No comparison.. It's not even a fiar comparison..