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Old 01-03-2011, 04:08 PM   #16
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You’ll find a lot of arguments against Windows and for Linux in that thread: Why I don't use Windows?
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #17
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If all you want to do is impress your Windows and Mac fanboy friends with eyecandy, then, yeah, install compiz. Show them twirly desktops, exploding windows, all that crap.
Linux is free, but you can contribute money to the distro of your choice. Windows is not free, and though you pay for it, you do not own it. You buy a license to use it in a very limited way. That's a better motive for using it than mere eyecandy.
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Linux is confusing as hell sometimes. So if you can learn it and understand it, then there is no argument because you would obviously have more skills than your friends.
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I don't honestly see why there is a need to convert or convince someone to use a specific operating system. Use what you like and go on from there. I have a desktop dual booting Windows 7 and Slackware, a MacBook with OSX and a Dell laptop with Slackware. Each serves the purpose I have for it much as your friend's purposes are served by what they use.

My son is an avid windows fanboy and I don't care how many advantages I show him, how mcuh compiz cube flipping and emerald decorations he is not changing. My thoughts? Who cares...they are his computers.

The only way you can show them advantages are by showing Linux can do what they like to do better than what they currently have.
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