(*) except the ones from apple; oh wait, those aren't PCs, but Macs.... my bad.
These are the benchmarks I like to see. Only complaint is that I didn't get to see any games that used Direct3d. Windows usually does better with D3D, while Wine does horrible with D3D.
The kind of specialty apps that I'm referring to isn't really considered all that much a specialty anymore in windows. Media creation applications , financial software CADs (even simple cads like home and yard design CADs) are examples of higher use apps but then there are also simple little applications such as crap like lottery analysis applications, lightscribe apps, educations apps.I'll give you the lack of specialty apps- but that's a critical mass sort of thing.
(There didn't use to be "specialty apps" on Windows either...they kind of tended to be DOS affairs or UNIX ones back before they started making them for Windows...)
How many v4l commands you want? How many x-server examples do you want? There are quite literally hundreds of tasks that do not have a gui in linux but those same tasks are easily handled in other OS's from the comfort of a desktop.Having to revert to command line? Example, please?
Yes windows does have DLL hell but MS is also very diligent with their compatibility packs as are the independent 3rd party software vendors. Personally, I maybe come across a missing DLL issue once maybe every year. In linux land you come across too many projects where the projects only test against their distro of preference and if you deviate from that they are of little help to the person having the issue. I'll just use XBMC for example. Unless you are using Ubuntu the official reply is "Does it work on Ubuntu 32-bit?" Hell for the longest time if you tried to compile it even for 64-bit you would get "What do you need 64-bit for, install 32-bit?"And Windows is any better on "stable base libraries"? (Do note that you've got XP, XP+SP1, XP+SP2, XP+SP3 to contend with for XP alone without anyone else yanking those base libraries around (DLL Hell is what the Windows crowd calls it...)
The rest of the planet can just slap a driver disk into each computer, add their wireless key and go, Linux users are still left editing /etc/*.conf files for simple every day tasks.