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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One day with OSNews
by kotter71 on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:31 UTC
kotter71
Member since:
2006-02-06

This is mostly way way off topic but what's the deal with the homepage of OSNews eating up 85% of my processor? Suddenly my Ubuntu box is performing like it's Vista with all of the shiny crap turned on. Anybody else have the same experience? I'd like to blame the intrusive Dell ad...

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RE: One day with OSNews
by KenJackson on Wed 7th Mar 2007 19:13 in reply to "One day with OSNews"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

Since Firefox is available for Windows, this advantage is not a Linux-only advantage, but here it is: AdBlock https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/10/

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RE: One day with OSNews
by Xaero_Vincent on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:34 in reply to "One day with OSNews"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

It must be all those Microsoft ads.

Seriously, I want to see more Linux ads here. Novell has some. Where are they?

OSNews has alot of Linux/FOSS content; it should be suplimented with ads that corrilate to that kind of content. Microsoft's 24/7 Get The Facts engine only serves to annoy readers.

Why can't OSNews pay their bills from other sponsers?

I tried removing Flash player but the Microsoft flash ads are only replaced with GIF ones.

Edited 2007-03-07 20:39

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RE[2]: One day with OSNews
by cobbaut on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:44 in reply to "RE: One day with OSNews"
cobbaut Member since:
2005-10-23

Xaero_Vincent wrote
It must be all those Microsoft ads.

Seriously, I want to see more Linux ads here. Novell has some. Where are they?


Ain't it cool that Microsoft is paying for all these pro-linux comments. Let them waste money on ads, i removed the last Microsoft software from my home in 2003, and i see more and more friends do the same.

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v RE[2]: One day with OSNews
by cobbaut on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:45 in reply to "RE: One day with OSNews"
RE[2]: One day with OSNews
by SEJeff on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:58 in reply to "RE: One day with OSNews"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

OSNews has ads? Wow sense when? I haven't used IE in a very long time and Epiphany or Firefox both have phenominal adblocking extensions that make it all go away.

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RE[2]: One day with OSNews
by SlackerJack on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:35 in reply to "One day with OSNews"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Use Epiphany and it's extensions with adblock, then OSNews browsers like it's on your hard drive.

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