Found a cool site for the newbie discovering GNU/Linux. It provides an array of 28 clear, iconic aspects of IT with GNU/Linux that are better than that other OS and provides links to more detailed information.
see Why Linux is better.
UPDATE I was just corresponding with a reader from India. He pointed out a similar site there:
Similar great ideas. I suggested the joy of using a package manager might be an additional item to put in the list and I would recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It’s all good. The same blog has an excellent brief introduction to Edubuntu 12.04 with emphasis of choice of desktop environment and LTSP during installation.