In order to save them some time and possibly prevent them from causing a devastating BSOD I've decided to collect their comments and publish them here, so they just need to reference this page. Here we go.
|1.||You will have to waste hours learning a new OS and applications.|
(So what is the difference?)
|2.||I like Windows, it works for me.|
(Writing this blog with pins stuck in my face works for me, but I can imagine more comfortable ways to do it.)
|3.||You can’t play any games on Linux.|
(We are not accustomed to use our multihundred dollar equipment for such trivial undertakings. We use it to write kernels, compilers and next generation web deamons. Klondike is all we need for passing the time between compiles.)
|4.||You’re pathetic, Linux has a 0.00001% marketshare. If it really were this good, there would be more.|
(Just too many pointy haired CIOs that believe 'Get the facts' reports).
|5.||Amateur applications, there is nothing like Photoshop, Premiere etc. etc.|
(Most Windows users spend their time cleaning up the skin imperfections of the models on the cover of 'Playboy' and 'Vogue' instead of removing the red eyes on their holiday snapshots. They probably even paid for it. Good point.)
|6.||Microsoft spends billions on research.|
(Which brought us Bob, a talking paperclip and several bad Apple OS imitations.)
|7.||All Windows problems are due to bad hardware, bad drivers, bad users.|
(And you said Linux was a religion?)
|8.||I’m a Windows user so I’m too dumb to come up with any real arguments; I’d rather repeat the SOFUD and put my fingers in my ears when somebody makes a point. Lalalalala. I'm not hearing you, I'm not hearing you!|