Re: How bad is Torvalds?
How diplomatic and pleasant Mr. Torvalds is, in the final analysis, irrelevant.
I've run every major distro of Linux. I'll stipulate that it's an excellent OS and superior to Windows in security. However, even Ubuntu does minimal hand-holding for you. If you're willing to exert a bit of extra effort and do some learning, Linux is perfect. MS has made Windows (flawed as it is) with a lot of hand-holding for non-IT people. That's why most people run it.
When Ubuntu (or the next super popular distro) offers the degree of hand-holding that Windows does, it might become much more widely adopted. Before you flame me, note I DID stipulate it's an excellent OS and superior to Windows in security.