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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by stabilep on Thu 8th Mar 2007 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: You said:"
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"Worry about what? if the idiot is cocking up their Windows installation, its going to be the same idiot who will cock up their Linux installation - same lyrics, different tempo.

Like I said, if they're having problems with Windows, the first port of call is to ask whether they're cocking it up - the number times I see shit loaded onto peoples computers like Incrudy Mail, a massive picture of their pig ugly kid for the background coupled with a massive *.wav file for their start up fanfare, then wonder why their machine is slower than a polician coming clean about alligations.

You make or break your own computer - Bill Gates doesn't sneak in at night, through your window, to stuff up your computer - you yourself stuff up your own computer, and no one else."

So true kaiwai. So very true.

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