Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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RE[6]: Worthless
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 10th May 2010 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Worthless"
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Windows 7 is free too, from the regular user's point of view.

Not if they want to upgrade a current Windows machine that they own. Especially if it currently runs XP (which means more $$$ on hardware upgrades just to gain Win7 compatibility). In either case, for those "regular users" you mentioned, a whole new computer is the typical method of upgrade. This is sure as hell not "free".

Edited 2010-05-10 02:43 UTC

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RE[7]: Worthless
by HarbingerKtS on Mon 10th May 2010 11:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Worthless"
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The vast majority of Joe Sixpack "regular users" out there just buy a new computer when they want to upgrade. They view the computer as something much more akin to an appliance. To users like that, windows always comes with their computer for free.

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