Wow, anybody that knows me can tell you that I have a half dozen machines at my house running LINUX, and FEDORA is my LINUX of choice. It has been there for me since 1998 and it is sponsored by RED HAT, a good old NC company. I try others, but, I always end up here. That said, I do carry KNOPPIX with me everywhere I go (See RUN LIVE) and it is my RUN LIVE CD of choice.
It's not that I dislike Microsoft ENTIRELY, but, I just don't want a full time job managing Windows systems at home. I like to PLUG and PLAY ... Linux is the OS that allows me to install and forget (I still use Windows at work, and yes, Win2000 and WinXP made HUGE improvements in my attitude toward Microsoft).