Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Aug 2009 10:26 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Technologizer has an interesting article about why Windows Vista failed, and it provides 16 reasons why this is the case. A few of those reasons reveal a certain lack of understanding, but a more pressing issue is that while listing these reasons individually is interesting, Vista's failure in the marketplace can be explained in a much more compact fashion.
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RE[6]: Vista was just a beta...
by bluedodo on Tue 11th Aug 2009 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Vista was just a beta..."
bluedodo
Member since:
2006-03-26

So why the hell do I get "taxed" by Microsoft when I buy a laptop? Just because Windows users consider Windows worth the money?(Those OEM deals are not imaginary, you know.)

Cause you are an idiot and buy a laptop that comes with Windows instead of one that comes with Linux.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I challenge you to walk into a brick and mortar store in Australia and buy a laptop with Linux on it off the shelf. I can guarantee the staff won't even know what Linux is. Until we can buy Linux machines as easily as Windows ones off the shelves of our local rip-off merchants, the Microsoft Tax will still exist and be valid fodder for debate.

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bluedodo Member since:
2006-03-26

I challenge you to walk into a brick and mortar store in Australia and buy a laptop with Linux on it off the shelf. I can guarantee the staff won't even know what Linux is. Until we can buy Linux machines as easily as Windows ones off the shelves of our local rip-off merchants, the Microsoft Tax will still exist and be valid fodder for debate.

I challenge you to walk into an Apple store and buy a Mac book with linux. It's simple idiot, most people who buy a laptop want something that works not a religon. Windows works and linux doesn't. Retailers aren't stupid they will sell their customers what they want and for the majority of reatilers their customers want Windows. If you want a Linux revoultion go figure out a way to make the greater public want it. Here's a hint it's not what you as a nerd want.

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