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Since Brian has no idea on how to do comments for his website, I think I will post my response to his last post on mine.

It is scary to think about the amount of power Microsoft has in the world. Manufactures release devices with Windows-only drivers to make their products work without even considering that people don’t use Windows.

Microsoft isn’t building an Operating System for the hardware that is out there anymore – the hardware manufacturers are building hardware for Microsoft.

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10 thoughts on “109606651611223888

  1. Isn’t that like complaining that not enough gas stations offer diesel fuel? I mean like it or not, windows is by far the dominant OS in the consumer market, so why waste time and valuable resources appeasing a couple people? It’s business.

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  2. Which comes first? Companies and people will not migrate to Linux because drivers do not exist for a lot of computer hardware. Vendors do not care to make the drivers because no one uses Linux as an OS.

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  3. 1. That’s not it’s biggest problem, I realize you work at the hub and are usually surrounded by OS knowledgable people, but the average person I know doesn’t have a clue what linux is or if there is a driver problem. 2. In order to get that following, it has to meet a need better than the dominant OS does. Which is hard to do. If you’re having stability problems with XP, I am going out on a limb and saying the problem is sitting in the chair. And the fact that it’s free doesn’t really do much for the average person who gets a MS OS bundled with a computer.

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  4. “Isn’t Linux the new upgrade to Windows? It comes after like, 2000 or something. Right?” OR “I’m thinking of getting an Apple. I hear Windows is more secure or something. Is that true?” And for the driver issues — “Huh? I don’t see how golf relates to computers! Besides, I don’t even play golf. Will you finish fixing my computer soon? I have class in 2 minutes…” GRRRRRRRR

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  5. Nice site, man. As for hardware designed to run Windows? Well, that’s what the majority of the consumer want. But I have to disagree with you. Linux is starting to eat the Server market alive, and manufacturers are following suit.

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