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 SK8T on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:35 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

Imo it's a good article.

I tried linux the first time in 2004, Fedora Core 3. Also using Gnome. And after a few days I said "hey, I can do everything I can do with windows, too". (I'm no gamer). So I just switched, because I got:
- free updates
- no security problems
- and it felt a bit faster as Windows

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RE: good
by Luis on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:51 in reply to "good"
Luis Member since:
2006-04-28

Yes, the article is long and with many details, but it presents a quite accurate picture of how it is to switch to Linux from Windows for someone who's willing to give it a serious try and put a little effort into learning the differences and solving problems.

It's a fair article with balanced conclusions from someone who seems to have nothing for or against Linux (or Windows, presumably) and just writes down his experience. With all the "anti-*" articles written nowadays, I thought this one was worth submitting.

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