Many Linux users find themselves working in Windows-based environments. More often that not, this is not something that can be avoided, and to be honest, I cannot actually say for certain that it should be. Despite the resistance from some Linux users to remain familiar with other operating systems, there is a certain level of importance in making sure that Windows does remain something that you are familiar with. And I say this for a number of reasons. Today, I will examine the advantages on all fronts as to being fluent with more than one OS.
Extending Your User Base: Software. It is just as foolish to only create and support applications on a single platform. This includes Linux-only apps. Like those who only support OS X or Windows, it would be silly to offer great applications like POPFile or Pidgin for Linux users, only then to exclude those who might prefer to use a different platform.