View Poll Results: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

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Thread: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

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    Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    What would cause one to leave Linux for Windows?

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    I wouldn't switch back to windows, now I'm used to Linux and it's much better and easier to work with. I think along with me not many people will leave Linux for Windows but on the other hand not many people will leave Windows for Linux because they're afraid of Linux while they should be afraid of the power Windows has.

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    No, I will stick with Linux.

    I'm sick of Installing Anti-viruses for Windows, and Blue screen of death.

    It's freaking tired to install drivers for my hardware in Windows.

    and of course, Frequent reboots for everything.

    Windows is so slow for me.

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    No, I wouldn't. I like the idea of repositories and the command line

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    linux ftw

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    I'd stick with linux because it lets me do what I want when I want and doesn't hide any system files or configurations from me in some ridiculously inaccessible place. It's not the FREE as in money that attracts me to linux it's the I'm FREE to do what ever I want with it because it is so modular.
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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    I'd make the switch if the operating systems changed their licenses with each other...

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    True, I might then as well but Windows would still be the worse OS. However what I forgot is that if Windows went open source it would no longer remain as atrocious as it is at present since we would start improving it
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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    And I thought Windows was already free...(as in beer).

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    Re: Would you switch to Windows if it becomes free of cost and leave Linux?

    I'm not sure opening Windows would help, if what I've been told by a friend who works at Redmond the code is so indecipherable it would take forever to understand it before you could do anything with it.

    Joking aside, Windows lacks a number of features that I like - elevated rights, multiple desktops to name but a few.

    The other side of the coin is that freely available software for Windows is mostly awful or crippled in some way. We seem to forget all the associated OSS applications.
    (12:25:08 PM) sabdfl: if Linux is just another way to run Windows apps, we can't win
    (12:25:13 PM) sabdfl: OS/2 tried that


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