Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2006 15:56 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes A common heard question in the operating systems world is, 'if the alternatives to Windows are so much better, why aren't people en masse switching to them?' People come up with all sorts of answers to this question, but in fact, the social psychology world already has a fairly simple answer to this question. This answer also happens to actually explain why Zeta sold so well through the usually superficial television retail channel.
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Wow
by astroraptor on Wed 27th Sep 2006 15:12 UTC
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'if the alternatives to Windows are so much better, why aren't people en masse switching to them?'

According to whom? *NIX users? Let's go on about lack of software and hardware support, people need this in order to care about switching. Oh wait, this has been discussed a million times before. Alright, let's go on with the difficulty in doing things that are quite simply done in Windows. Oh wait, this has been discussed a million times before. Hmm, let's talk about the fact that Windows is pre-installed on PC's and is advertized and really requires no alternative to most people, oh right, it's already been discussed a million times already. My mistake.

It's pretty bad when a psychological investigation is made in order to understand why people won't switch. The answer is so simple.

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