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DougS Silver badge

Re: Paying for Windows 10 after July

If anything was ever going to usher in the Year of the Linux Desktop, having Microsoft basically act like the Mafia demanding protection money to maintain access to one's files would be just that. Suddenly all those non-Windows PCs that are offered at bargain basement prices in the dark corners of bestbuy.com and walmart.com would take center stage, and word would get around that they can do pretty much the same stuff (except for games and business related apps) on them and people would start replacing their MafiaPCs and copying files over.

They can't do this until Windows 7 goes out of support, so that gives about four years for someone to figure out a Linux desktop that doesn't suck for the average user (and no, Chrome doesn't qualify)

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