We only have one measely Microsoft computer here in the household that connects to the Internet any longer. The rest of what we have is Android, Mac or mostly Linux.
My wife went onto her yahoo email tonight and found a suspicious message on the Microsoft computer. I'm sure many of you here experienced that. Well, if we use Microsoft, I told her not to open it as I will spend untold hours and hours formatting and reprogramming the sickly Microsoft computer when it gets a virus from that email (despite the OS and virus updates). If the email is viral, which it probably was, I should investigate it here on this laptop I told her that uses Linux (which BTW used to be a Microssoft computer with a fatal virus but I resurrected it using Linux).
Well, I did so, with the perfect and absolute assurance that even the most horrific virus would not and absolutely could not infect this computer the way it would 99.999% of all Microsofts out there, in spite of the most recent virus protection. I investigated her email and found it was viral spam. I just stopped a virus cold in its feet and marked it as "junk" so as not to ever come into her inbox again.
Who knows how many untold and abysmally painful hours and dollars, perhaps ranging into 4 digits I would have to spend fixing a Microsoft computer from an annoying spam message, which most of the populace would have done as well, but this OS just effortlessly and harmlessly dismissed this virus and everything was as safe as a baby tucked away in a cozy blanket.
You think anyone out there will catch my drift? Don't hold your breath. Instead of getting Linux for free, people will spend mucho dollares for Microsoft and then complain about the viruses. Incredible.