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[3]: Talk of going to linux
by twenex on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:18 UTC 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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RE[4]: Talk of going to linux
by tomcat on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Talk of going to linux"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Yeah, that 98% must be comprised entirely of idiots. Either that, or they simply like using industry standard apps such as Adobe Photoshop and MS Office -- or they like playing a huge selection of cutting-edge games. I don't know who's the bigger idiot.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

a huge selection of cutting-edge games

There's a much bigger selection of cutting-edge games on consoles.

You can be a total gamer and still do your computing on Linux. You can also run MS Office and Photoshop from Linux, using Crossover, if you don't want to use the fine alternatives.

I thought you had given up spewing your anti-Linux crap here...I guess I was wrong.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Or more likely they don't know about other choices ;)

2% on the Linux desktop is still evidence that Linux is THE choice for people with knowledge.

I wonder what PC-BSD and DesktopBSD can do for FreeBSD in terms of desktop usage. Mac OS X and GNU/Linux has proved there is room.

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RE[5]: Talk of going to linux
by twenex on Thu 8th Mar 2007 12:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Talk of going to linux"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Yeah, that 98% must be comprised entirely of idiots.

I didn't say that. My point, (since you seem to need things s p e l l e d o u t f o r y o u ) is that I don't care what percentage of users use the system I use, as long as it works FOR ME.

Either that, or they simply like using industry standard apps such as Adobe Photoshop and MS Office

Well, since The GIMP and OpenOffice do all I want in that department, and since they and programs like Amarok run without any of the virus- and DRM-infested crap on Windows why should I run APS and MSO?

or they like playing a huge selection of cutting-edge games.

I don't play games, if I did I would buy a console, and I'm not going to use Windows just to keep other people happy - especially not defamatory morons like you.

I don't know who's the bigger idiot.

Really? I do.

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