Well I wouldn't say it was a "windows" issue as much as it was inexperienced users, operating under "free" dial-up service, and their propensity to click on every !@#$!@#$$
thing that offered them something "free".
Just out of curiosity, would you ever recommend Linux to novice, non-technically oriented computer users?
EDIT: I have no idea why the forum thinks my random "curse" characters want to be an email address.