no viruses. windows viruses cannot run on linux systems. so i don’t have to worry much if my workstation will get infected with conficker or any other ficker for that matter. i actually tried running a windows virus in my system. 😆 my usb stick got infected by something from a shop where i had a document printed off the stick. when i got home i tried double-clicking the virus program just to run it and it wouldn’t. i forget what virus it was but i knew it was a pretty useless one.
no software licenses. i know of a company who spent weeks trying to pin down all of the licenses for the software they have been using for the past several years. unfortunately, they couldn’t find everything. with the threat of the anti-piracy people raiding their offices at any time looming over their heads, they are seriously considering switching to open-source software instead of buying another set of licenses.
keeping track of software licenses is easy if you only have less than three computers to look after. it gets more serious and tedious if you’re trying to keep tabs on 25 or more workstations. using foss, i do not have to worry about these licensing issues. no ax over my neck.
system stability. and this is entirely from my experience (your own mileage may vary)–there were more times that i had to reset windows than linux due to the system itself becoming unresponsive or an application making the whole system unstable. i have several linux servers which has an uptime of more than 60 days.
more than affordable. its free. how can you worry about that? which affords me a decent pair of pants. or maybe three.
simply put, i worry less when i use linux.