From an article published at ActiveWin. It looks like the pro-ms censors there missed this one.
<snip> [quote]The Linux operating system is free--though companies like Red Hat offer it as a packaged product, too--and thousands of applications, many of which are also free, are available to run on it. The latest versions of the operating system have gone a long way to dismissing past criticisms that it is not user-friendly, and Linux has always enjoyed a reputation for stability--unlike Microsoft Windows.[/quote]<snip>