"Linux is actually MORE compatible than Vista when talking Win98 apps!!"
In an article titled, If the truth about Linux hurts.....shoot the messenger, that was part of talkback comment #12.
And it nutshells why Linux is getting no traction outside gearheads.
Dude, shake yourself!
It is 2007!
In fact, almost 2008!
There have been like a zillion releases of Windows since Windows 98!
Come out of the temporal stasis field and breathe the air of this century!