“Canonical has finally (publicly) positioned Ubuntu as the direct competitor to Microsoft Windows. The Ubuntu home page flashes flashed this message â€œAvoid the pain of Windows 8â€. Canonical removed the message as people discussed it on a Canonical engineer Alan Pope’s Google+ page. The message was replaced with â€œYour wish is our commandâ€. I am not going to talk about whether that message was OK or not as Mark Shuttleworth clarified â€œThat banner was totally un-Ubuntu and was changed as soon as someone senior saw it. Apologies."”
I am not as gentle a man as Shuttleworth. M$ deserves to be kicked, in the marketplace, in the courts and out of our lives. GNU/Linux is a much better choice for millions of XP-users out there. I know it worked well for schools where I worked that adopted GNU/Linux. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It will work for you.