So I read through the first few chapters of “The Art of Unix Programming” by Steven Raymond. My initial intention was to find topics to help me complete the blogging assignment but I have stated in a few blogs already that I intended to give Ubuntu a more concerted effort this time around. However, reading through chapter 3 about the various advantages of Linux in terms of security, multitasking, having a unifying idea of everything being a file and using pipes as connectors, etc really made me go out and a google an explicit comparison between Windows and Linux, a comparison here intended for the average user favors Linux by a small margin. Another comparison shown here is was a response to the same question by a freshman looking to study computer science. I am a little embarrassed that I had not done this research a long time ago and made myself informed. I am about to make a permanent switch to Linux as far as all non-gaming computing is concerned.