1. I don't just jump in with "anti-Windows vitriole" [sic]. When someone makes inaccurate statements about Windows security, stability, or general superiority, I respond.
2. william Herrera's points 1-4 indicate clearly what some of the major perceptions are that hinder Linux adoption, and there's a kernel ('scuse the pun) of truth to each, but they're inflated and exaggerated.
3. I (and likely Col, jmgarvin, Jaqui, and others) never indicated that Linux wasn't hindered in widespread adoption by a number of factors, but the actual hindrances don't get brought up much by the Microsoftie crowd, so there's not much call to respond to them. Once in a while, though, I do address such issues as difference in documentation paradigm, marketing, ease of acquisition, and the like. The fact that I have to run damage control on FUD consumed and dutifully regurgitated by those such as yourself, however, really skews the subject matter of such discussions in the direction of explaining where your comparative inexperience with Linux has gotten in the way of strictly accurate statements.
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