Sure, Linux does have its share of OS-related issues, but that's not what I'm talking about here.
It's biggest problem is - nay, was - marketing. It was. Until now.
Finally, there are actually public Linux advertisements out there.
Ken Starks of the HeliOS Initiative has, with the help of others, managed to secure radio ads for Linux in the Austin, TX area. Finally, people will know about the alternative to costly OSs that aren't very reliable.
The beauty of it all? These ads will air (as far as I know) on a radio show hosted by a very pro-Microsoft person who also hosts a lot of ads for anti-virus and other software for Windows (the irony of course is that these ads explicitly jab at such software).
Please take a listen and support it.
Here's the full article.