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What are your reasons for staying on Windows?

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Nothing Here    450

Windows 7 and Windows 8, in my honest opinions are great OSes. But this isn't a debate about Windows. Just a discussion on why everyone who is on Windows stays on Windows.

For me, I stay for the games I play. So why do you stay on Windows?

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Hum    6,928

Force of habit

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Nothing Here    450

Force of habit

I see and how does that make you feel?

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Colin McGregor    569

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.

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Rigby    1,322

Because what else is there? It's a Windows world.

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Hitman2000    17

its ubiquitous

gaming

That despite being a relatively "closed" compared to Linux and other open source, you can still do pretty much anything you want.Having said that, and without starting a big flame war im not a fan of this new direction MS is taking me, trying to force things down my throat and the full screen apps really annoy me, if they continue down this path im not sure if I will continue to use windows.

I hate the OSx layout, how apps open and minimise, also the responsiveness is slow, whereas on my PC with a SSD everything feels very fast and snappy.

Could be a placebo effect.

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hotdog963al    31

1. Foobar2000.

2. Compatibility.

:)

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Matrix XII    38

Better for business users. I've used OS X for the last 2 years and I've recently gone back to windows. It's been quite nice to be back to windows again, I feel it's more efficient for the business user.

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TPreston    5,245

Group Policy, WSUS, Windows Embedded, TMG 2010 and the best software out there

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Xenon    441

Cost of apple hardware and limited upgrade ability.

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Max Norris    2,048

Because it does everything I need it to do consistently and reliably. Runs everything, extremely stable, no farting around to get the thing working. I prefer BSD or Linux for my servers, but when it comes to the desktop, Windows does it best for me. Games are a small factor, mostly the applications and development tools, although the desktop itself "just works" too. I'm constantly toying with the various alternatives, I've yet to find one that actually compels me to switch.. I frequently find myself missing various Windows programs/features while in Linux, but not the other way around. As far as OSX goes, have it, can appreciate what it is, just don't care for it.. it's not my thing.

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+Xinok    294

12+ years which has made me knowledgeable of the OS and software. It would take a lot to adapt to a new OS, and even then, I would be stuck between two worlds since I don't see myself completely abandoning Windows for a long time.

P.S. I'm still running Windows 7 and I have no plans to ever upgrade to Windows 8.

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+Gary7    7,368

1. Cost

2. Gaming

3. Inexpensive software.

4. It works.

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subcld    370

i tried mac and linux i didn't feel like im using a real OS like windows

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Pupik    452

There's nothing better out there for me.

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Xilo    822

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

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Lord Method Man    1,613

It's the best available Desktop OS.

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InterceptorX    10

I game.

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qdave    158

There are no alternatives really. Simple :D

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gameboy1977    886

I like Windows, because gaming. :-)

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Nothing Here    450

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?

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DDStriker    19

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...

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Night Prowler    77

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

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Amamba    2

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

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Colin McGregor    569

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

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