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What would a Linux distro have to offer in order for you to switch from Windows?

#91JrTapia1991Posted 3/21/2014 1:57:42 AM
I keep linux saved to usb/sd card to have in the off chance my os hdd failed so I can still browse online while I'm waiting on replacement. But it's really not user friendly to me, and many others. Not everybody is technically inclined to learn all that code to do stuff in linux, people just want stuff to simply work like how windows does. People say security, what in the world are you doing where you're so paranoid about it? What does the average person have to worry about? Oh noes little jimmy got malware from a porn site, just run malwarebytes or adwcleaner and it's gone
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#92SlaynPosted 3/21/2014 4:59:36 AM
I don't see what Linux can offer me personally that Windows doesn't. It's generally pretty stable, although my latest Windows 8 installation seems to have not worked well. Kinda wish I stuck with Windows 7. Not because of the interface, but because I think my OS was corrupt from the get go.
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#93Worknofun370Posted 3/21/2014 7:38:35 AM
WyzeGye posted...
There's a lot of LOL in this post.


But he volunteered for a few months at a government location that used FOSS. Clearly he knows his stuff. :)
#94AlexKidd5000Posted 3/21/2014 3:41:58 PM
Slayn posted...
I don't see what Linux can offer me personally that Windows doesn't. It's generally pretty stable, although my latest Windows 8 installation seems to have not worked well. Kinda wish I stuck with Windows 7. Not because of the interface, but because I think my OS was corrupt from the get go.


At the very least, you won't have to deal with any MS bull**** anymore if you switch to Linux. And Linux is going to get a ton of games anyway, especially if more people give it a chance, and use it as there main OS. Linux is pure awesome.
#95StarskiRPosted 3/26/2014 2:24:37 PM
Act like my current Windows computer. I didn't buy a PC game, just to switch to an OS that doesn't support it.
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#96Worknofun370Posted 3/26/2014 2:27:18 PM
StarskiR posted...
Act like my current Windows computer. I didn't buy a PC game, just to switch to an OS that the game doesn't support.


FTFY
#97Orestes417Posted 3/26/2014 2:29:45 PM
Worknofun370 posted...
StarskiR posted...
Act like my current Windows computer. I didn't buy a PC game, just to switch to an OS that the game doesn't support.


FTFY


Could've done it more succinctly by saying "Be Windows"
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#98Sega9599Posted 3/28/2014 2:38:51 AM(edited)
Worknofun370 posted...
Sega9599 posted...
If he is already ok with these things, why should he switch? We have to infer from his response that he is just listing things he gets from Windows, rather than giving an actual reason why he would switch over. Even if Linux does things better, why would he think of switching? Now with a Mac, it's seen as a viable commercial and retail choice and alternative, whereas Linux 'seems' more technical and confusing and requires a bit more effort.


Since the topic is "What would a Linux distro have to offer in order for you to switch from Windows?" and since he responded by listing those three things. It's logical to believe he's listing things that a linux distro would need to have to switch.

I'm not sure why you would think otherwise.


I'm not sure why you think this way. From his post, we have to infer that he isn't looking to switch from windows. We can't take it literally. If Linux offered those three things, would he go out and get it? Taken as a literal response to the topic title, yes, but taken as a more generalized accepted view of his post, he is just listing things that Linux would have to offer in order for him to CONSIDER a switch.

We can't assume that he will rush out and buy it the very next day. He might only switch the next time he needs to buy a new PC. That doesn't degrade Windows as under-performing for his needs right now, as the title seems to imply it SHOULD do.

If Linux and Windows done everything essentially the same, than why switch at all if you already have a windows OS? It's a unnecessary hassle,m and even if you don't think it is, it's more of a hassle to switch than to not switch.

GANONDORFIVY posted...
Be cheaper
Be fully compatible with all games supported for windows (emulators included)
Be fully supported by all hardware for gaming
Easier to use than windows
Less problematic than windows


THIS is a better list of reasons, because he;s talking about getting the same functionality with less problems and for a cheaper price. That makes sense, if Linux offered what this guy suggested, then I would switch. This would make it a viable option, in my opinion.

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#99ChetyrePosted 3/28/2014 4:51:35 AM
Buy linux? Are we looking at support contracts now?
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#100Worknofun370Posted 3/28/2014 7:54:41 AM(edited)
Sega9599 posted...
I'm not sure why you think this way. From his post, we have to infer that he isn't looking to switch from windows. We can't take it literally. If Linux offered those three things, would he go out and get it? Taken as a literal response to the topic title, yes, but taken as a more generalized accepted view of his post, he is just listing things that Linux would have to offer in order for him to CONSIDER a switch.


"More generalized accepted view of his post."

You mean, your own personal view of his post....

You keep thinking whatever you want to think. I'll continue to assume (and it is an assumption... but a logical assumption) he was answering the question, since he was... you know... answering the question.