Linux - free, stable, open-source operating system - and that’s about it.
Not as good as people make it out to be, very undeveloped and bad compatibility weights this OS down.
The reason that Linux does not have as many viruses, trojans, spyware, etc as your precious "Windoze" is because it is not incompatible with these programs - Linux is not popular enough... yet.
"Linux-text-only" was a long time ago noobs, get with the times please.
Most noobs on urbandictionary haven't even gotten past burning their .iso image to a disk - too hard.
I bet they buy an APC magazine with a live-CD and call Linux slow because they don't even understand how RAM swap files work.
I myself prefer UNIX without any kind of GUI.