Originally Posted by Oubadah
That may be a fair point, but otherwise I don't follow your logic. Why would I move from one product that causes me discomfort to another product that causes me discomfort, as opposed to moving back into my comfort zone ie. Windows 7 (and to a slightly lesser degree)?
And what is your plan after the W7 support ends? The only reason why Linux feels mildly uncomfortable for most people is because they know Windows. If we'd just take this great step towards Linux and welcome it, people would be surprised how quickly the adapt.
Originally Posted by Elrick
EXACTLY why waste so much time and energy complaining about what Redmond is doing to you.
You should instead invest all that time into learning a new Linux Installation and by now, you would of got your work done quickly with no regards to what Microsoft will do to their sheeple users.
Time to finally adapt or perish, it's all your own choice when it comes to infecting your PCs with Redmond's Future Garbage known as Trojan 10.
I'm sensing both genuine and sarcasm at the same time. But like I said in the reply above, people are comfortable with Windows because they know Windows, Microsoft knows this and is taking great advantage on the matter by making the OS absolutely bloated with malware because hey.. what are the people going to do? Switch to this free, community driven, stable alternative? Nah.. that would take about a week or two of adjusting and that's too much for most people.
Originally Posted by Liranan
I already use Linux for most of my browsing, however not everyone can easily switch to Linux. Adobe have so far refused to release Linux versions of their software so anyone using their products is stuck with Windows.
Edit: M$py are really begging for more lawsuits. This version of Win Spy deletes partitions so anyone who loses data is going to love Win Spy.
I understand that not everyone can switch, but a great majority of users, (+98% ? I don't know..) don't use any real tools or software. For those who use professional tools, that's a little bit tougher, surely VM could solve some of the problems but I doubt that even I would switch if I'd be required to use VM for everything.
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
A Lot of people have software that doesn't have versions one can use in Linux. For example, I have a $600 music notation program that is available only in Windows and Mac (and Mac is not an option for me). I will probably have to run it in a Win 7 VM once I switch to Linux. I have other programs that I won't be able to run in Linux for which there may or may not be a Linux equivalent.
I completely understand your case, I was just referring to people which don't use any tools/software more advanced than a browser.