What do you expect from a Linux distribution?
We do not compare with Windows. Exactly because of Windows, we have a lot of problems, because all hardware producers support mostly only Windows drivers.
And more, when you buy a notebook, so, why Windows is almost (pre) installed? That is NO respect to the customers, and this is due to a MS policy, which is not really legal.
So, using Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, SuSE, Redhat, Sabayon and so on) is a decision which respects the user, which encourages the user to take responsibility for his hardware and operating system. Maybe read this here:http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
And we are conscious of the fact, that Linux will never be accepted neither at beginners (though why not, you don't need Windows to learn KDE or Gnome, really!) nor at those who say, "In Windows can... why Linux can not ...?).
Exactly, tell me honestly, where does Windows really bring fun??? I don't know. But to discover the variety of my Linux distro (here Sabayon 13.09) and its DE (KDE 4.11.1) is a pleasure for me.
And here is my sign:
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE ...)