my kids see no difference in operating systems
My daughter smashed my ibook last month, and I replaced it with an eeepc.
I asked my daughter (10 years old) what OS was on it. She said, what?
So I asked about the desktop and how she finds it compared to the XP box, the vista box or the mac. She said she prefers the eeepc, but they are all the same at the end of the day. They all run firefox, and she actually prefers the UI on the eeepc.
Regarding games, this is a non-starter, as consoles are now king.
Who still plays games on a PC anyway?
All games are played on either the WII (the kids favorite) or the PS3 - for myself.
I have not bought a PC game in years. I tell a lie, I bought CIV4 and crysis recently.
Apart from that, all games run on the consoles. Far better IMO.
I see linux as a superb server OS, and so so for the desktop. As long as OXML does not become a standard then linux has potential, otherwise its foobarred.
Personally I only run linux on servers, but all four on the desktop, I agree with my kids that they are all the same for what we use them for at home.