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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9 months and counting with Linux...
by vasper on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:26 UTC
vasper
Member since:
2005-07-22

If I played games, I wouldn't have switched. However an occasional Diablo II plays well on Linux with Wine...

As for being compatible with work, I use VMWare Server with a Windows XP installation.

Also something I have seen from experience, Linux is no more difficult to install than Windows. But we don't notice that, because most systems come with Windows preinstalled. The average Joe will call an "expert" to install Windows, as he would installing Linux.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Windows is actually significantly MORE difficult to install in a non-standard configuration than Linux, btw.

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