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10 Reasons You Should Not Switch To Linux

Every week I read a new blog post giving 10 – 25 or even 100 reasons you should switch to Linux right now. If you need someone to give you 100 reasons to switch your current OS of choice, you are better of sticking with it. As someone who is literally forced to use windows for work-related task, use a Mac just because I have money to blow and runs an obscure Linux distro to prove my point about my anti conformist views; I know a thing or two about why you shouldn’t switch to Linux.

  1. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you actually enjoy paying for an operating system that is so mired with bugs and issues that it shouldn’t be even released as an alpha build. What recession?
  2. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… change is always scary. change is always scary even if that change will make things better.
  3. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… the only thing you use your computer is to play games. I mean people still use computer for anything other than games?
  4. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… You love to dedicate one whole day of your week just for scanning purposes. Anti-virus scan – Spyware Scan – Defragmentation scan – Registry Scan & defrag. What Fun!
  5. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… You love to pay for Anti-virus/spywares with yearly subscription renewal for protection that the OS should provide you in the first place. Even though Windows Defender does a fabulous job, its just not there yet.
  6. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… most people use Windows. If most people use windows it must be good!
  7. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you realize that nothing lasts forever. Eventually your windows will succumb to a BSOD, while Linux has its version of kernel panic, you might have to wait couple of years to experience it, if at all.
  8. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you LOVE Internet Explorer and you can only use the latest version of Internet explorer on windows. Imagine going online without IE?
  9. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you have to be a geek to use Linux and we all know that geeks don’t have girlfriend.
  10.  Last but not least. You shouldn’t switch to Linux because… you don’t want to be a conformist and do what everyone tells you to do. You want to be unique, which is why you want to use windows.

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By Peter on March 9th, 2009

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  1. July 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    so sarcastic….

  2. July 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Long live linux

  3. Someone
    July 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    “You want to be unique, which is why you want to use windows.”

    I want to be unique, which is why I use windows instead of switching SO because of some random post on the internet.

  4. Abhishekhek
    July 30, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    LOL! Fabulous🙂

  5. July 30, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    I must say that the person who has written this note is only a “WINDOWS” Lover. I can justify your each & every point but considering your 1st Point only right now.

    You are saying that : “mired with bugs and issues that it shouldn’t be even released as an alpha build.”

    My explanation: Windows OS is itself is having many bug systems for which more then 90% community is paying your the Microsoft Licensing Fees. So, what does it mean to stick with Microsoft with so many bugs & fixing with some patches.

    Some of the most horrible things of microsoft are:

    * Blue Screen
    * Memory Dump Error. Even Microsoft certified System Administrator & Engineer,having 10 years of expertise in the same field is unable to solve the problem.

    * Hell “DLL” ( Dynamic Link Library )
    * Lack of OS level performance tuning parameters.

    To shut your mount, it is enough to say that world is moving onto open source & BIG IT Giants i.e. IBM-AIX, HP, HP-Unix, Citrix all are using/developing Linux based “Monolithic or micro Kernel”only.

    Any questions?

    Simply, you love windows,then continue it but you have no rights to blame Linuxers.

    Regards,
    Nishith N.Vyas

  6. Kaushal Patel
    July 30, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    People are just commenting without reading or understanding the post. It’s just a gag. I hope nishith will understand what peter has been written and correct his comment.

  7. Ani
    July 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Nisith…these are sarcastic remarks of windows re…

  8. Brainwave
    August 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Awesome…….its a nice one.

  9. August 9, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Good one..Long Live Linux,,very nice and sarcastic remarks of windows.

  10. August 19, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    I liked your article is an interesting technology
    thanks to google I found you

  11. December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    So I did. I also wrote down own reasons after using Ubuntu for about a month or so
    http://blog.i-evaluation.com/2012/11/22/switching-to-linux-should-i-or-should-i-not/

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