I am interested in submitting a guest column for my university's newspaper in response to an article detailing the upcoming release of Windows 7 v. Apple Snow Leopard. With that being said, I am interested in discussing and sharing with my college (and readers beyond mid Michigan) what is Linux (specifically Ubuntu, as it is the OS that I use) and why they should check it out.

Seeing as how Linux is largely a team-driven community, I wanted to turn to my fellow posters here on Ubuntu Forums in order to figure out the most important reasons for investigating this (for many people) brand new opportunity. As a side note, I will give credit where credit is due, such as giving a shout out to the forums for ideas generated