At the office we are getting a lot of "no, don't use JAVA" feedback after all the news about it's security issues. Right or wrong, we follow the money.
So, I recently built my first computer and I'm trying to decide on the right operating system. I can get Windows 7 Professional from my school for free. Likewise, I narrowed Linux distributions down to Linux Mint (which is really just a fresher Ubuntu). If I wasn't able to get a non-bootleg Windows for free, I'd definitely go with Linux. But, since money isn't an issue here, I've been looking at pros and cons of the two and frankly I can't decide. I'm very familiar with Windows, but I am somewhat familiar with Linux, too. Either way, I'm sure I can learn what I need. And since I'm primarily a Java developer, the OS won't matter much for that. So, anyone have any thoughts?