Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 9th Apr 2010 10:29 UTC
Linux "To be clear about this article's intent, it's not to bash Microsoft, or Windows. Because to be fair, despite using Linux 95% of the time while I'm on the PC, I can find more faults with it than Windows. So, this article's goal is to highlight some of the major pluses of Linux, and also showcase where Windows could improve in the future, should Microsoft take heed of the suggestions."
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RE[4]: Comment by tuma324 - normal
by jabbotts on Fri 9th Apr 2010 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tuma324"
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Well, if we're talking "normal" non-tech consumers then they buy Windows because it's what they see on all the store shelves and have no idea there is any other option outside of Apple. Consider how many people think Windows == computer and couldn't tell the difference between hardware/OS/application.

In terms of partitioning. Users who do get preinstalled OS outside of Windows also don't worry about partitioning. Users who install Windows themselves have a partitioning step just like they would with other OS. The complexity of accepting a default partition setup is really no more complicated across the average user targeted OS either. Mandriva, Debian, Windows; default partitioning even a "normal user" could manage.

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