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- Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:32:14 +0000
Je Nique vos Merdiers
Hopefully Yuki has something better than what I'm going to say, which is:
Because I'm a loyal consumer of Microsoft and they never let me down.
I don't understand loyalty to a corporation, when they don't even know you exist.
Or loyalty in general, for that matter.
Microsoft makes me pay for software. That's enough for me to consider the free alternative.
Free is a good reason, but it depends where you come from.
For example in the case of my home computer which I use for comfort, the compatibility with games and my familiarity with the layout is typically enough for me to stick with whatever windows I have as long as a can.
Were I however for example build a work computer - likely a laptop that didn't come with an OS, I would get a linux distro because it has all the stuff I need for free, plus since I'm studying software engineering I find I am more used to "working" in a UNIX environment.
I really depends on what you want, from my understanding Linux, or at least a lot of what I've seen is better tailored to more advanced users who want more customisability, where as Windows as an OS has typically taken to hiding a lot of that complexity for user who don't want to worry or care about it.