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As much as people like to bash on MS all over the internet, they forget the simplest things:

1. Most businesses use Windows
2. Most people are taught how to use windows
3. Most software is made for windows
4. People don't like to change
5. As much as you like your Apple/Linux stuff, it is not as accepted/capable at most business applications
6. As much as you like your open source stuff, it is more work to get working and/or too unfamiliar to be adopted.
7. The internet debaters are a small portion of the consumers

...and the most important thing that internet debater always forget:
8. Microsoft does make very good products, yes they have their problems, but who doesn't

This is not to start a flame war, it is just to point out the obvious that is so often ignored. There will still be countless 'Linux is the best because...' and 'OSX is the r0x0rz' threads, but this is how it is in reality.
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Originally Posted by stupid View Post
As much as people like to bash on MS all over the internet, they forget the simplest things:

1. Most businesses use Windows
2. Most people are taught how to use windows
3. Most software is made for windows
4. People don't like to change
5. As much as you like your Apple/Linux stuff, it is not as accepted/capable at most business applications
6. As much as you like your open source stuff, it is more work to get working and/or too unfamiliar to be adopted.
7. The internet debaters are a small portion of the consumers

...and the most important thing that internet debater always forget:
8. Microsoft does make very good products, yes they have their problems, but who doesn't

This is not to start a flame war, it is just to point out the obvious that is so often ignored. There will still be countless 'Linux is the best because...' and 'OSX is the r0x0rz' threads, but this is how it is in reality.
That's a good point and its about time that someone has said something like this. Linux is good, OSX is good, but so is Windows. They all have their place in the market, except that the market currently loves Windows. People like familiarity. Sure, I can use Linux, but I can also use Windows 10x faster because I'm more familiar with it.

Its business. Business is ruthless. Business upsets people along the way. Deal with it
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