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I dual boot Linux and Windows... and use Linux about 90% of the time for the internet... and use Windows mainly for the Windows-only harware I still have.
That said...I too have also suggested to most of my friends that they give Linux a try... but have found that about 98% still use windows.
Here is an example of the average person's mentality (at least as I've observed):
I am a member of a local photography group..and most of the folks doing digital photography use Photoshop. It's a great application of course...and I use it myself. I decided that it was worth spending the money to purchase it legally... and my girl friend uses it on a daily basis... However recently I've been using the GIMP on my Linux installtion... and found that for what I''m doing...I actually prefer it to Photoshop.
So quite excitedly I brought this up at one of our meetings in the Photography group... and even mentioned that the GIMP has versions for MAC and PC's!
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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Highland Ham wrote on Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:20:00 +0100 If Microsoft is going to stay in business as a monopoly...
No one seemed too interested...and the general concensus for those without the money to spend on Photoshop was simply to use a "bootleg" copy !
Of course...I don't really care if people use Linux or not and it's many free apps. That's their problem not mine !