Here's my list in no particular order:
1) Viruses - well, not techincally true, I know, but significantly less
2) Pre-installed non-fully functioning bloatware on new machines (as opposed to the fully functioning bloatware)
3) Spyware - see #1, I know, I know
4) Really well designed and functioning video editing - Sony Vegas, etc. Heck, I would even settle for a package like Pinnacle Studio. And I'm talking fully functioning - fully functioning and more than a wipe and fade transitions, integrated title cards and scrolling titles, somewhat familiar interface
5) Pseudo-clean installation program - ./configure, make, make install (or checkinstall) is not it.
I'll stop there.
Use my midi keyboard with Reason and use Sonicstage to put music on my walkman. These are the main reasons I still use Windows, otherwise I just use ubuntu for day to day stuff.
To answer the OP's question:
Create Flash animations;
Voice/web cam chat over Instant Messaging applications & Skype;
Use specialist written commercial software only available in Windows (e.g. engineering software that civil/structural engineering staff use at work - we use it a lot)
Business Accounting software;
And I would bet there are loads of other examples too. These are ones I have come across in my experience.
Who cares....If I wanted to do windows *things* I would use windows. As it is, I only care to do Linux things and the number of things linux can do that windows cannot is a better discussion IMO.
Windows can suck a lot harder than linux - that is one.
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to me is no that windows can do more is jut that it can run more porgrams (Rhino, Modo, AutoCAD, Photoshop) but for the average users I would say that linux is better
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