He makes a strong case for Linux, and while I mostly agree with the article’s take, I’m still very hesitant to declare a “best” operating system. Why? The choice of an operating system depends so much on the individual user’s needs. This can vary quite a bit depending on the person.
Linux may very well meet all of those needs and then some. Then again, maybe not. It’s so hard to generalize about this sort of thing without delving into who the individual is and what his or her computing needs might be on a daily basis.