Ubuntu knows the mindset of new generation. It gives you an option of try-before-you-buy or rather try before you install option. You just insert the cd and try ubuntu, use it and if and only if you like it, install it.
And while installing, it keeps on informing you, what files it is copying, what packages it is installing etc. all the while showing you colorful banners with features of ubuntu.
So things appear to be transparent. And you will love it because you know what installer is doing.
Try-before-you-buy? You are joking right? Microsoft will not dare to do so because - once some one tries it they will certainly not want to buy it.
And when you are installing windows, you will be lucky if you see what percentage work is completed. And installer says files are being copied. What files? Why?
It can not say.
And once system files are copied, the situation becomes worse. Software installation. And Windows smugly tells you during this the system might restart many times. Why? What is the need? And during this process a user Administrator is logged in and welcomed. Who is this? And where do you catch him and disable him later?
And the best part is during software installation, there is no cursor visible. So this certainly worries you. Those of you who are paranoid like me, keep guessing FBI intrusion and all other scary scenarios.
And the time required. Ubuntu may finish its work in less than 20 minutes and our little friend windows takes more than 4 hours.
Why do I still use Windows
I dont like the idea of waking up to sudo apt-get 's and sleeping to ps -elf|grep 'something.something...."