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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2007 19:29:50 -0500
From:      "illoai@gmail.com" <illoai@gmail.com>
To:        Latitude <robertjx@ix.netcom.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Convince me, please!
Message-ID:  <d7195cff0708091729tc6a8ea7p5f0df38c5c0c98fe@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <46BA9682.7020203@ix.netcom.com>
References:  <46BA9682.7020203@ix.netcom.com>

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On 08/08/07, Latitude <robertjx@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in changing over to FreeBSD from Windows, but I'll have
> to say, you guys don't really present a forceful argument to Windows
> users of how easy the switch may be.

It is not all that easy, but most people don't
remember what a pain in the ass it was to
learn how to use winders.

I moved away from the microsoft world when
I could no longer run a recent version of winders
on a 486dx4 at any speed.  It was a serious
pain to relearn, but unlike 90% of the winders
using crowd, I actually remember using dos3.3
and how awful it was to learn, and how horrible
the change to winders3.1 was, and how much
worse trying to actually use winders9.5 was.

I recieved my joyful feeling recently when helping
a friend move from winders2.0.0.0 to eckspee:
do you have any clue how many gratuitous,
undocumented changes to the administrative
functions occur with every "upgrade"?  And
good luck trying to track down all of the insane
locations for personal data.  Of course I have
drinked most of that incident away, thank Heaven.

No, it's not easy, but neiither was learnin' winders.

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