Then you'd love the Launcher with Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity.
Except my steam account has a little more then 200 games on it, with most of them being windows only.
To my understanding there is a way to make most things work on unix type OS systems... However, I just don't have the time to fuss with everything I install.
And I also have multiple system using both windows 7 and 8, Just to much work to change everything. (Main computer is win 8, TV computer is Win 7 and laptop is win 7). I've also never used anything else other then MS-DOS and Windows. (well I've tryed Apple stuff a few times and hate it)
The permissions system is still rather redundant on your common desktop.
It's still completely closed-source.
You have no control over whether or not Windows something with your desktop or not such as sending information and what not.
You have no control over most of the desktop menu such as changing the start menu icons. This requires a patch of a Windows resource which will fail Microsoft CRC checks if changed.
You are required to still pay a hefty price for the OS.
Hell, even in Windows 8, it's a complete pain getting rid of the Metro system when in actuality, you cannot get rid of it, you just hide it. It lacks flexibility and choice from the interface.
Linux has pretty much cornered the server and embedded markets and now there's the smartphone market which is overwhelmingly (70%) Android (Linux). Also, Valve just officially released Steam for Linux and had a huge sale (50% off of all Linux-compatible games). If other game developers follow suite and port their games to Linux, then we could indeed finally see "the year of the Linux desktop".
It's the same story every year. "We have all of these markets! Now that we have <insert new linux thing here> it'll happen for real this time!" Far too many people are overestimating Steam as the lynchpin here. It's really not that big of a deal, sure it'll make Valve and some devs a few extra dollars but it's hardly going to trigger a mass exodus from Windows to Linux -- Windows has far too much other things going for it. Hell, even with Steam, less than 50 of my 200+ Steam games are "supported" and a bunch of even the supported games fail to start. I see no reason to ever switch over to my Ubuntu partition to play a game.
I am very happy with Windows, so even if Ubuntu as an easy way to run Windows made games/software, I don't see why I should waste time changing.
This. 90% of general use-cases for operating systems right here.
Well, you have Serious Sam, Valve (and hopefully DotA2... that'll be huge), Blizzard, and so on, not to mention WINE tries to fill in the gaps. For instance, I may use Linux but I still play WoW on a occasion flawlessly through WINE.