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[–] roznak [S] 7 points 1 points (+8|-7) ago 

It might be a shock to you but most people are not really that interesting for Linux, not even if it is free. Most people will just hold on to the latest Windows they have as long as possible.

Microsoft is going to be forced to undo the privacy policy. But it could take a couple of years. Windows users can be very patiently waiting. Windows 10 actuality does not add a benefit to Windows 7 users with this massive privacy hole.

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[–] Brah 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Windows is so utterly outdated that they have been forced to copy features from many Linux distros. Honestly, it is a terrible OS that buys its way into our lives. It's closed source, so there is no legal way to determine if they are truthful or deceptive about privacy violations. Microsoft won't be forced to do anything; people need to forcibly free themselves from the grasp of this organization and take ownership of their digital world.

There is honestly no reason to use Windows outside of mere preference or taste. And Windows is rather distasteful.

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[–] ToOnMaN 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I run a custom build and repair shop from my home and have for about a decade. In the first few years i had never even had a customer ask me about or even know what linux was. In recent years more and more people have been asking me if i can install Android on their computers, then begins the linux talk. Last year i install linux distro's 11 times, this year 23 times, so far. BUT now when i get repeat customers for malware cleanup i suggest a linux distro as a means of combating being forced to cleanup their pr0nware.

So i agree, even after decades linux hasnt picked up enough of the market to even be known by the masses.

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[–] Tonguestun 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

The day when I don't have to resort to black magic to get games working in linux is the day I put down window for good. I just want to install and play, not mess around with ports or visualization. Steam is helping but the big game studios need a swift kick in the ass already.

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[–] roznak [S] 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

I have been part of Linux since 1990 or so. I recall that I had 4 floppy disks and tried to install it (Red hat I think). Uninstalled it because I was disappointed. Every couple of years I try again, but every time I have a faulty boot when I change some hardware. Problems I never had with Windows.

Something that Microsoft and Apple learned it right is easy installations of software. You download it, you click on the setup end there is you shortcut. And software tends to be consistent, not a weird patch of different technologies like GIMP.

Message to the Linux community: People don't care that you have less bugs, they do care that they can turn the address bar "pink". My sister went to the phone shop and when asked what she wanted her answer was a "pink phone".

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[–] Paranoidroid 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Agreed totally. I personally will upgrade to 10 soon as microsoft pushes it down... Still waiting for the update. That's for my personal laptop, which is just a tinkering toy really. I wouldn't let win10 within 10 miles of my workplace, though. On counterpoint to linuxmint... Yeah right, no way I can do my work on that unless I'm running an emulator, and then what's the point.

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[–] Vailx 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I doubt you mean an emulator. I'm not sure what you mean. A VM? Can you run Windows 7 in a VM on Linux? If so, I'd like to know how. Do you mean windows APIs on Linux, like in WINE? I always found that a hassle to setup, but often worth it.

I'm currently on 7. I'm assuming I'll have to go back to Linux. I like Linux, but I don't like the hassle when it comes to games and such, especially the big budget games that I actually want to play, and assume that "all dem lin-ucks ppl be hackars" or whatever. I think that's what you mean? Because that's my situation. But I'm not aware of any emulators you would need.