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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RE[5]: You said:
by steviant on Mon 12th Mar 2007 11:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: You said:"
steviant
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2006-01-11

"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."

Riiiight.... google for 'windows bitrot'.

You must be used to using something other than Windows.

My company has clients with desktop machines so locked down you can't browse a web page without seeing a security warning or being completely blocked, yet somehow those machines still manage to get infected with drive-by crapware.

That is not the fault of the administrators or the users, it's a fault in the operating system.

Bill Gates may not be interested in sneaking through my window to break my computer, but there are people out there who would like nothing better than to get my computer to do their dirty-work.

It's a whole lot easier for those low lifes to target my computer if it just happens to be running the OS with more than it's fair share of security holes.

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