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Why People Don't Switch Operating Systems

Aug 22, 2007, 23:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"I was a bit amazed last week to note that someone who wrote that the continued piracy of Windows was affecting the spread of Linux on the desktop was described as raising an 'unusual' argument. No guessing where this kind of non-logic gained its mileage--it appeared on the site that provides 'news for nerds, stuff that matters...'"

"It has been known for at least the last 10 years that Gates & Co have a public stance on piracy--which is: 'shoot the buggers down'--and a private stance--which is, 'it's helps to spread usage of Windows, do nothing...'"

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