Excerpt from an upcoming article for PC Magazine Philippines.
As an operating system, Ubuntu is no spring chicken. Ubuntu is two years old, a fork from the much older Debian project. It has a large community of users and developers. Ubuntu comes with a new release every six months (missing the ship date only once, and that by two months) to ensure that its users are working with up-to-date versions of the operating system and the included applications.
Here are ten (plus one) reasons why you should choose Ubuntu over Vista.
1) You can install it on as many machines as you want.
2) You can give it to as many people as you want without the BSA breathing down your neck.
3) You don't have to type in any license keys during installation.
4) Installation in under 15 minutes.
5) Much lower system requirements than Vista.
6) Base CD includes free applications whose functionality you would otherwise have to pay for in Vista. Thousands more available for download and installation over the Internet.
7) Free system updates and applications over the Internet.
8) LiveCD functionality. You can boot and use from CD-ROM without installing to hard disk.
9) Proven immune to Windows viruses, Trojans, and worms.
10) New version available every six months (give or take a month.)
11) ... well, just buy the magazine.