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: Talk of going to linux
by twenex on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:44 UTC in reply to "Talk of going to linux"
twenex
Member since:
2006-04-21

many people on forums and boards will say they are switching to linux and giving up Windows completely forever but rarely does anyone do it.

Speak for yourself. The only computers I use Windows on are the ones I can't put Linux on. And the reasons I can't are responsibility-, not tech-, related. And so it has been for 8 years now.

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RE[2]: Talk of going to linux
by tomcat on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:16 in reply to "RE: Talk of going to linux"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Welcome to the sub-3% club.

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RE[3]: Talk of going to linux
by twenex on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Talk of going to linux"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Oh, woe is me! Only two percent of people use Linux on the desktop! Why, WHY didn't I choose to use crap and be popular, instead!!!

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