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"It seems 44 percent of the businesses are scared to migrate to MS Vista. - And consider deploying GNU/Linux instead. Can we conclude that the Redmond based giant started the biggest marketing campaign for GNU/Linux? Get the facts here."

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Windows Vista has not got off to

Windows Vista has not got off to a particularly good start, and I think there are a few reasons for this. Firstly is just the fact that XP has been around for so long that many people got very used to it, so that anything even slightly different breaks their daily routine and feels alien. Secondly there were the hardware incompatibilities and bigger hardware demands, although this has been the case for every previous Windows version. Thirdly I think the whole issue of computer security is becoming far more irksome for the average user. I know some hapless Windows users who are absolutely besieged under the dead weight of antivirus and antispyware programs, which really slow things down and cause all kinds of horrendous problems. Also I know many people who were stung by the "windows genuine advantage" problem within the last year. The idea that Microsoft might be hacking into or spying upon their computer angered some people and put them into a frame of mind where they were determined to no longer use Windows, and some easy GNU/Linux converts have been accumulated in this way.

Lastly, the technological and usability advances in GNU/Linux systems over the last couple of years have finally made it a viable replacement for Windows on desktop computers. Many people especially like the 3D compiz fusion effects and ask "why can't Windows do that?".