How hard is it to use Linux or Windows? I’ve said it before, something is not easy just because you already know how to use it. Most people find Windows easy because that’s all they’ve ever used.
This excellent little article takes a look at this very thing and compares the ease of playing a video on Windows and Linux.
The state of web multimedia on Linux is pitiful. Proprietary codecs, plug-ins and closed standards are helping to keep Linux a second rate citizen. What Linux needs is not another proprietary framework like Moonlight, but more open standards. Can Google help by making YouTube a Theora-fest?
Linux Needs Open Multimedia on the Web