"1. Install a bleeding edge 3d desktop environment on
"I've seen compiz running on extremely (from my view) low end
hardware. With incredible results. I'm not saying this is something
I would advice you to do, because it does eat resources. But it is
possible there's a choice and if you like visual effects on the
desktop, there's no match for it. If you would like something like
this on windows you 're going to need bleeding edge hardware.
"2. Remote control your system (secure) completely over a
minimal network connection.
"Using ssh you can control your Linux computer completely over a
reasonably slow network connection. This gives you a command shell
over internet and if you use key based authentication it's very
secure. Because in Linux everything can be configured from the
command line your in complete control. In windows you have some of
this functionality with telnet and rdp which are insecure and for
full control of a windows system you 're going to need a big