Originally Posted by DrJ
I think this is not right. Windows has professional tools that simply are not available on *nix. For example, try to find advanced image processing tools, proteomic spot-picking routines (and computational biology in general), good PDF manipulation tools (and that does not include pdfedit), electronic laboratory notebooks and lab automation, or even numerical simulation packages. Some are available on *nix, but the coverage is pretty spotty.
I'm not defending Windows, but *any* application area has good Windows software for professional applications. *nix cannot claim this with any honesty.
And most of them aren't using Windows, either. Most graphical and artistic work is being done on the MAC (which is based on *BSD UNIX).