When you buy a computer from Dell or Gateway or whomever, and it
comes with Windows and Microsoft Office and a bunch of other crap
already installed on it, that is like getting a Windows "Distro." A
major difference between such a Windows "Distro" and virtually any
Linux Distro is that you choose a particular Linux Distro because
you want to make your life easier and you want to be happy and to
have fun and love your computer. The Windows "Distro," in contrast,
is something that you do not choose, it is given to you, and it
makes your life harder because half the crap that is installed is
ad ware, and this will make your life harder and you won't be happy
and you will end up hating your computer.
"Why is a Linux Distro, and the process of picking one and
installing it, a matter of happiness? Well, for one thing, a Distro
is a statement, almost a fashion statement. Picking a Distro is
like needing a pickup truck deciding to go for some kind of Toyota
pickup vs. a Ford vs. a GMC..."