I do it a lot and was feeling like a pioneer but I was fooling myself. Many others do the same. It’s just a better way to do IT. See Dumping Windows. The blog entry is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s one fellow’s viewpoint. Then look at the comments. A bunch of people are doing the same things in similar circumstances: that other OS falling down all over and instead of “fixing it” yet again, they install GNU/Linux and gain a lot of time, freedom and peace of mind. I know I did. I do work hard with GNU/Linux but now it is productive work, making the system better for users instead of working for free for M$ re-installing/re-imaging their flaky OS.