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[2]: Talk of going to linux
by isaba on Thu 8th Mar 2007 13:30 UTC in reply to "Talk of going to linux"
isaba
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2006-12-30

I completely agree.

As a linux user I see that most people who show interest in Linux -and even say that they´re fed up and will abandon windows- just try one liveCD or two, then think it is slow, they do not find programs where they think they should be, find out that some browser plug-ins are missing, then try to watch a DVD, then...

These people fear change, they fear making a partition for dual-booting, they think they will spoil information on their HDs. In short: even well intentioned (towards linux)people have too many mental barriers to demolish. They just do not dare to change. That's the problem (imho). They have to cope with lots and lots and lots of problems with Windows, but cannot bear a small fail in linux.
And all the previous is about people who really want to make a try, most people do not. It is not a problem of software nor knowledge, it is a matter of following-or-not the herd.

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