My hat off for your efforts advocating Linux.
I can't give you my insights on any Windows shortcomings 'cause I've
never used this OS extensively.
However, based on my experience converting other non-technical people
to Linux/BSD, I would say that it's a rather dead bid, unless these
people are in a real need for another OS.
Look, it took just to months to convert our whole eng. dept.
(40 people) to Linux. And over two years just to spark any interest in
Linux in my lay neighbours and friends.
They still continue dragging their feet and deciding to switch or not
to switch. If a person uses PC just to browse porn sites and listen
to the music, it's no different from using Web TV.
Why would such a person learn something new, digging through mounds of
manuals and mailing lists?
Let him die by his peaceful and ignorant death.
May the source be with you.
I am trying to convert some people to Linux. As a person that has
used Windows in over eight years I am not certain of
limitations of Windows when compared to Linux.
I know of its basic headaches like crash, poor memory usage, lack of
reasonable security, virus problems and license cost. I hear most
concerns about linux - "lack of help". I
normally reply with "When
the last time you emailed Bill Gates and got a answer?
an heard from just about any Linux software maintainer
I have ever
emailed in less than a day".
However, I am in need of some of you that use or used Windows and
of its less obvious problems to add to my "Linux
If possible seperate into versions - 9x, ME, XP, NT/2K and their
systems. (Not to mention Microsoft "Services for
Unless it is like yesterdays "Swiss cheese" security flaw.
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