Apparently, Stormynature & naf456 justified it quite well. I appreciate their responses.
Did you read their responses? Naf's was pretty much as vague as yours, and Stormynature didn't really offer an opinions.
It's not like there's a shortage of things to dislike about windows. Coming up with a list shouldn't be that hard, and then we can have an actual discussion instead of a collective circle jerk of vagueness.
My main issues with Windows are:
1) Poor driver support for some older hardware. (Allthough this is primarily the vendors fault)
2) Annoyingly hard to load unsigned drivers (which makes problem 1 worse)
3) Poor support for multiple monitors. (Ok, i can expand my desktop to cover all monitors or mirror my displays, but why don't i get separate taskbars and taskswitchers, shortcuts to move applications between monitors, and other usability features ?) (There are some really good third party apps for this though but they cost almost as much as the OS itself and it should be a standard feature these days)
4) no solid package manager to speak of, (The add/remove software thingy in the control panel is so insanely slow that its not even funny and it can't be used to actually install software)
5) insanely buggy sleep on my desktop (works great on my laptop though)
6) No HUD.
Unfortunatly similar issues exist on all platforms.i had to switch from Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint since Ubuntu insisted on using an older nvidia driver that was buggy as .... (why the heck would they use a broken display driver in a LTS release for several months after a fixed driver has been released ?)and it didn't make it easy to drop out of X to install a newer driver manually, it was quite a big letdown (i really liked the HUD in Unity though and wish Windows and Mint had something similar),
My problems with Linux Mint right now are:
1) Poor flash performance (annoying if you want to play the more demanding flash games).
2) Graphical glitches with some compiz features. (unfortunatly its the more useful ones such as window tabbing and grouping that are glitchy)
3) I can't get the ssh agent to remember the password for my keys when i open a new terminal, (it works in X but i have to re-enter the password to use my keys from a terminal)
4) No HUD.
5) Slightly buggy sleep/hibernate on my laptop. (havn't tried on the desktop but i'd expect it to fail spectacularly there since Windows struggles with that one)
6) Some of the programs i want to use aren't available and have no really good alternative.
I have no problems with OS X since i don't use Apple products(purely political) but i'm sure it has its share of problems aswell.
Its definitly a problem that Windows is so dominant since it does make the software and driver issues with other platforms harder to overcome (and it is a pain in the ass to find a good, reasonably priced laptop without Windows pre-installed).
as for Win8 i'm not going to judge it until i've used the finished version of it.
Edited by SimonForsman, 20 July 2012 - 01:20 PM.