Re: Even if it was 30MM more than staying with Windows
> Just to point out that's not true - for instance recent benchmarks show that the latest Windows is faster at graphics and large file copies than the latest Linux Mint
Show me your evidence. Besides, what about everyday usage, they are all fast enough for business graphics and large file copies are not exactly a common occurrence.
And good luck installing a new Windows version on old hardware that doesn't necessarily had its drivers ported to the newest version. Old hardware is an area where Linux clearly shines while it often struggles on brand-new hardware since it takes longer for drivers to come through.
> IE has been the fastest browser on the market at time of release for the last 4 major versions...
Man, that is nearly as ridiculous as your (assuming it's both you) EUR 30 million claim. Note that none of this really matters, all current browsers are reasonably fast and compatible.
You need to stray from microsoft.com when educating yourself about benchmark results.
tomshardware e.g. concluded in June this year in their article "Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, And Opera Next, Benchmarked":
- Start-up: "Firefox commands an impressive lead at just under three seconds."
- Page-load: "category winner: Opera!"
- HTML5 and CSS3: "IE10 close behind in third."
- Native HTML5 Hardware Acceleration: "Chrome 27 shows a small lead over Firefox 22 [...] Due to sitting out the WebGL testing, IE10 and Opera 12 barely rate."
- Memory Efficiency: "IE10 places fourth"
- Reliability: "IE10 places third"
- Security: "IE10 is in third place"
- Standards Compliance: "Chrome is yet again the leader [...] IE10 scores just 70%, earning a borderline C-."