I think it is safe to say this :-
At the moment Windows does have the upper hand
Linux is starting to make headway. Hey - If I know that there is something called linux and if I actually dared to mess with it (albeit for a very short time) then the new is getting around to the "common man" that there is an option.
Hardware/Software - windows has the upper hand
Free/Fully Customizable/Security/Reliability - Linux has the upper hand (although I have had a single crash using Windows XP-Pro in the last 6 months)
People should try Linux...more awareness needs to be created. All along the members who posted on this thread seem to think I have some hidden agenda against linux...this is not true. Bratag - YOU helped me install RedHat for the first time and you know how excited I was. I had a blast with it and I cant wait to install it again on my new 8790...
What will really really help is if all the people who have the knowledge and the time get together and put together a "Readme" to install Linux on specific laptops (Brand, Model etc.)
I would like to offer my 8790 as the "test dummy" for this purpose and I will help in any way I can to make this possible.
No complex stuff - KISS so that EVERYONE on this board can give it a shot and thats all it takes to kick off...a start...
Who knows where it can go from there? We can probably send PC Torque our own version fine-tuned for the Sager and offer it as a OS option