Hahaha true but for the record you can use PuTTY free of charge for personal AND commercial usage with absolutely no limitations whatsoever, that guy is just trying to spread FUD. As many people have said, if you use Linux, you're going to have to hit up terminal at least daily. When I'm on Linux, the terminal never closes. The thing with Linux is that it was never designed to handle a GUI, this is one of its biggest shortcomings. Windows and the NT kernel (OSX as well to agree) have kernels built for a mouse/keyboard/digitiser to interact directly with a GUI object. Linux has it so your mouse interacts with the kernel which is interacting with code, the GUI being a layer above this. There are many extra layers in Linux which cause it to be bogged down whenever trying to do anything with graphics. As I said before, I have every linux distro know to man on HDDs and Live CD/DVDs but not for getting real work done (only pentesting/hacking). Windows works, looks good and is easy to do things even when you have no idea what's going on. Other things that make it unstoppable: software support, hardware support, the entire network/graphics/sound/IO stack, GPU accelerated tasks such as WDDM and RDP, user/noob friendly whilst still retaining full power user functionality over the OS through CMD and PowerShell. The list just keeps going.
This is almost completely untrue. You are certainly not required to "hit up the terminal daily" in any modern user friendly distro, such as ubuntu. It sounds like you are using a distro from 5 years ago, you might want to upgrade. I have no problem doing "real tasks" in linux daily.
Windows certainly has advantages when it comes to hardware and software support, but please don't spread this ridiculous FUD. With compatible hardware linux works great out of the box, even better out of the box than windows in many cases. For example lets take my asus laptop:
When I install windows on it:
I need to install some super crappy/buggy elantech drivers to get the touchpad to work right.
I need to install bloated asus software to get any of the fn keys to work, and the software is terrible (for example the play/pause key is hardcoded to open windows media center)
Installing ubuntu on it all of the above works out of the box, and works much better than it does in windows. Its not always so black and white. Of course if you get some hardware that has ****ty linux compatibility then you may end up having to muck around in the terminal, but you can't expect linux to flawlessly support all hardware out there, especially when hardware manufactorers often don't support linux. With good hardware its quite a pleasure to use. My current laptop is a system76 machine that came with ubuntu and the hardware worked as well out of the box as any windows laptop.
I'm so sick of people spreading this FUD that you are "required to use the terminal all the time" in linux.
And that stuff about linux being graphically slow because of "layers of abstraction" is also ridiculous. Some video cards just don't have particularly well performing linux drivers, its not that linux itself can't handle graphically intense tasks. Linux is commonly used for industry use, like graphical rendering farms, you really think linux just can't handle graphical tasks? Linux can also perform just as well as windows for gaming: http://arstechnica.c...indows-version/
The graphics situation in linux certainly does still have plenty of problems, but saying things like "linux can't handle graphically intensive tasks" is rather absurd.