Three different clients has their OS claim they were thieves. One installed some new software, the others did it out of the blue. Two of these are now happy Linux users. Ironically, these are the two least savvy users instead of the most, which is what I would have expected.
The neat part is that they approached me about the switch. I do not evangelize, at work or privately, but they both asked me what I run and if I had any of these problems. When I told the the truth (we are a 100% Linux shop) they decided to make the switch, even after I recommended Seven to lower the learning curve.
Today these folks are productive. They didn't require *any* training, and they were up and running in hours, not days or weeks. Word of mouth has made more people ask about the switch over.
I'm sorry, Microsoft... but you shot yourself in the foot all by yourself.
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