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#16 Xilo

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:34

Games and it just works. GUI apps are more polished than Linux alternatives. Macs are retardedly overpriced.


#17 Lord Method Man

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:47

It's the best available Desktop OS.

#18 InterceptorX

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:50

I game.

#19 qdave

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:55

There are no alternatives really. Simple :D

#20 gameboy1977

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:09

I like Windows, because gaming. :-)

#21 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:23

So, for everyone who said they only stayed on Windows for gaming, if you were to one day stop gaming, would you still stay on Windows?

#22 DDStriker

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:30

I've used all the other options and nothing good enough to make me switch has come out yet. Same reason I use bing and not google, if it ain't broke why fix it.


Google came before bing are you implying you never used google or that google search is somehow broke? (just curious)

So, for everyone who said they only stayed on Windows for gaming, if you were to one day stop gaming, would you still stay on Windows?



More enjoyable to write programs for almost hassle free if all the tools were up to scratch and did the same/better job on another os then it would be worthwhile..until then...

#23 Night Prowler

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:39

Simply; Because there is nothing more complete, or better...

#24 Amamba

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:41

I use tablets, mostly. Kids' games need Windows.

#25 Colin McGregor

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:06

Google came before bing are you implying you never used google or that google search is somehow broke? (just curious)




More enjoyable to write programs for almost hassle free if all the tools were up to scratch and did the same/better job on another os then it would be worthwhile..until then...


msn search

#26 zeke009

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:32

I've yet to run it to a reason to make me dump Windows. When they give me a good reason, I'll move on. Until then, I'm more than happy with Windows 8.

#27 +TruckWEB

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:34

I run Windows 7 and OS X. So the question would be, why I'm not using one of the many flavors of Linux? Because both Win and OSX are complete, they work and do everything that I want. Everybody is pushing software for Win or OSX, but not so much on Linux, and most of the time, it's incomplete.

#28 DavidM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:36

So, for everyone who said they only stayed on Windows for gaming, if you were to one day stop gaming, would you still stay on Windows?


I haven't said it yet, but gaming and ease of use. I've used Slackware, Mandrake/Mandriva, Fedora, K - X - and U - buntu, and none of them were as easy to use and worked as well as Windows - even after all the tweaking that needs to be done. Because there was ALWAYS something that didn't work quite right.

If I were to stop gaming? Since Windows is basically free (comes installed and working) and almost completely hassle free, I wouldn't have a reason to change, so I guess not. IF, we got into a discussion of W8 and Microsofts desire to ruin the desktop, I then might have a reason to build my own Linux distro just so I don't have to put up with these vendors and their "stores" and their tablet UIs. I'm a desktop/laptop user - no tablet, no smartphone - no need for their UIs cluttering up my tried and true desktop. Heck, I can even make and place ****ty shortcuts all over my desktop that look like "live tiles"... but NO!

#29 Enron

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:41

Excel (the real version)
Efficiency
Games
Interface customization
Hardware support, being able to build my own system
Saves money
Saves time
Makes me money (business user)
Adobe doesn't crash when trying to save files
I thought the PC guy on the Mac commercials was more like me

#30 M4nB3arP1g

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:42

I game thats basically the only reason I stay with windows. If I didn't PC game I would most likely be using OSX.