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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Of course it is
by gdanko on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:23 UTC
gdanko
Member since:
2005-07-15

Windows is not a "necessary evil". I've not owned a Windows PC since Windows 95 was new. I've been able to get along without it for going on 12 years. I do not buy anyone's insistence that we cannot live without it.

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RE: Of course it is
by GhePeU on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:27 in reply to "Of course it is"
GhePeU Member since:
2005-07-06

If you want to play video games, you need Windows (or a game console, but some games can't be played without a pc).

Edited 2007-03-07 18:27

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RE[2]: Of course it is
by rayiner on Wed 7th Mar 2007 19:01 in reply to "RE: Of course it is"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Another great reason not to have a windows machine...

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RE[2]: Of course it is
by steviant on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:28 in reply to "RE: Of course it is"
steviant Member since:
2006-01-11

And some games can't be played without a console.

What's your point?

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RE: Of course it is
by B12 Simon on Thu 8th Mar 2007 10:43 in reply to "Of course it is"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

I notice your comment tackles only "necessary", not "evil" ;o)

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RE: Of course it is
by aGNUstic on Thu 8th Mar 2007 14:04 in reply to "Of course it is"
aGNUstic Member since:
2005-07-28

I agree completely. I also don't buy into McSoftie's reasoning that it is needed. Between Linux and OS X there is absolutely no reason to run Windoze. I went completely McSoft free in Oct. 2003 and have never looked back.

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