Why do I keep windows around on my desktop? Well, first of all my husband uses 3-D engineering software both at home and at work that requires windows. I also have invested money into several copies of WindowsXP and Office (yeah, stupid I know, but several were bought by others for me). The bottom line is it's what my family is used to, besides, none of them actually touch the outside, the windows boxes are only on the house intranet :) So it's always nice to see articles and sites on making windows behave.
Still, I long for the day when I can load up linux and have my kids not even miss it, but until roller coaster tycoon runs on linux I'm stuck with the annoyingness of XP