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Reasons for Abandoning Windows

Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by booman, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I read a post recently in Reddit about a gamer who decided to abandon Windows for Linux and I really liked his reasons. They seemed to be legitimate and I have added a few myself:
    1. Security Concerns (Viruses, Malware, Adware, Crypto-Malware)
    2. Privacy Concerns (Software Tracking, Browsing Tracking)
    3. EULA/UAC giving you less control of your system
    4. Aggressive Updates, Upgrades
    5. Ads (MS Paint, Minetest, Xbox)
    6. Cortana, Searching, Indexing
    7. Bloatware from Dell, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, HP
    8. Windows Background Processes
    9. Size of Windows: 20GB and growing
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  2. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    my reasons are easier to define.
    They don't like me. I don't like them. Better we should part.":O}
  3. cloasters

    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    LOL!
    Argh, MS used to have a lot of nerve. They've moved into beyond any, any possible reason to use that miserable corp's "soft"ware.
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    You're all far too worthy.

    It's $140 for the basic version, $200 for "pro", and only goes up from there. At risk of being crude, for $140, I'd rather be the one doing the screwing...
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    Hi guys, been a while since my last login here.

    I will have to say that in addition to the points listed by booman, for me it is also related to how configurable it is, or lack thereof. With Windows, I always felt like it was very limited in what I could or could not do. I switched to Linux way before the release of Windows 8, but we had to use it at work (Windows 10 now), and it is like you no longer have any control over your computer. The privacy issue is also one of the most important points for me.

    That and the fact that I just don't like Windows.
  6. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    If your going to be the one doing the screwing i really recommend you go with the $200 one. ":O}

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