It seems that Microsoft must be feeling the hurt. They have decided to move up the adoption of MS Windows 7 in 2009 instead of 2010. This kind of reminds me of the events of MS Windows NT to MS Windows 2000. People disdained MS Windows NT as much as they do MS Windows Vista. Anyway, Windows 7 is purported to be a light operating system (what makes your computer work) that you can tailor to your needs. Funny, I can already do that with GNU/Linux now.
These are only a couple of examples of the growing change to Gnu/Linux. According to a report (http://www.duvet-dayz.com/archives/2008/04/04/654/) nine thousand schools in Switzerland are no longer going to use Microsoft Windows. In Russia, they have planned to do the same thing (http://colombianflowers.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/using-linux-in-russia/). Microsoft windows products are being booted off computers all around the world. It is a growing trend. Probably most of the reason is for their fees (http://pcworld.about.com/news/Jun032002id101601.htm). It is the new trend for education. Are your children ready? Maybe your school system can save you tax dollars by converting to GNU/Linux.
If you want to learn more, I can recommend several sites for learning more about linux. http://www.linuxquestions.com, http://www.linuxreality.com, and http://www.groklaw.net. What can GNU/Linux do? Stay tuned? That is enough for now. Later.