Originally Posted by supra
Switch to linux because you love linux not because you hate windows.
But you can't learn to love Linux unless you try it.
Actually, if you can it might be best to try a Live CD first and get a feel for how things work in Linux. It does take some getting used to, as does any new OS. I started out with a SuSE Live CD and I was so impressed in the first weekend that I repartitioned my hard drive and did a full install within three days. Even the Live CD was running almost as fast as XP on my hard drive, and it had to load everything from the disk (YMMV, not everything in Linux is going to be as fast as Windows).