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Poll Results: Will Linux beat MS/Apple for the rest of the world's general users?

 
  • 38% (40)
    Yes
  • 52% (55)
    No
  • 1% (2)
    What's Linux?
  • 6% (7)
    There's other countries?!
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post #61 of 86
Linux will never be a mainstream OS because there are so many distros. Sorry not going to happen. And I don't see manufactures switching to linux preinstalled distros soon or even offering it.
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post #62 of 86
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Linux will never be a mainstream OS because there are so many distros. Sorry not going to happen. And I don't see manufactures switching to linux preinstalled distros soon or even offering it.
Yeah...that's my big thought. People don't like freedom of choice at all (and yes I'm serious). They like dichotomies. So you do have a point there.
     
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post #63 of 86
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Yeah...that's my big thought. People don't like freedom of choice at all (and yes I'm serious). They like dichotomies. So you do have a point there.
Yep pretty much... I love linux for my own little uses like auditing and for netbooks and such. Don't see mainstream consumers taking it well though. Try making a 40 year old woman switch to kubuntu and see how that goes for ya!

If people liked fredom there would not be such thing as Apple!
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post #64 of 86
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If people liked fredom there would not be such thing as Apple!
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post #66 of 86
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haha


Back on topic - surprised to see such even yes / no results in the poll.
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post #67 of 86
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Yep pretty much... I love linux for my own little uses like auditing and for netbooks and such. Don't see mainstream consumers taking it well though. Try making a 40 year old woman switch to kubuntu and see how that goes for ya!

If people liked fredom there would not be such thing as Apple!
LOL a 40 with a computer isn't that bad. It's the grannies that you really have to worry about. Even Windows and Apple can't save them.
     
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post #68 of 86
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LOL a 40 with a computer isn't that bad. It's the grannies that you really have to worry about. Even Windows and Apple can't save them.
True enough but, my mother-in-law (62) spent a coffee morning last week explaining to people how to get ebooks from piratebay and add them to ereaders! I was so proud lol
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post #69 of 86
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Try making a 40 year old woman switch to kubuntu and see how that goes for ya!
Switching is hard, but getting a completely new user to use it wouldn't be nearly as difficult. No more than Windows anyway. It's harder to break habits than to gain new ones.
    
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Switching is hard, but getting a completely new user to use it wouldn't be nearly as difficult. No more than Windows anyway. It's harder to break habits than to gain new ones.
I over looked that. Now I know the deep level reason they don't mind people pirating windows in other countries. Because it will ingrain in them a dependence on it. Damn. I wish marketing firms would see me post on here. I'd have a job finally.
     
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