Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:05 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Complaining about Windows Vista is a national past time on Internet forums these days. Windows Vista 'costs too much', 'has onerous product activation', 'requires too much hardware', etc. These complaints are often followed up by a very simple boast: 'I'm just going to switch to Linux'. But in today's landscape, how viable is that statment? Is the threat to switch to Linux an empty one, or is it entirely possible?"
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Wrong OS Picked
by qa1433 on Wed 7th Mar 2007 21:52 UTC
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Hi all,

Personally I would have used PCLinux over Ubuntu for this comparison. PCLinux is a better OS for and lends itself better for this type of comparison. A lot of the issues he encountered with Ubuntu would have not been an issue with PCLinux.

That said I thought the article was well written and compared the real world problems of switching OS's. The negative points he raised about Ubuntu are all perfectly valid points.

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