1. It doesn't matter if they like Windows or not they won't leave regardless because Linux doesn't play the games. So your argument they may not like Windows doesn't matter as it won't switch them to Linux either way.
2. Again last I checked Windows Office didn't work on Linux nor did other true business software. Yet you won't give an example of what business software does run on Linux. How interesting.
3. Really? There's like 80% Windows users like 18% OSX users and maybe 2% Linux users. Guess what? 2% of 100% is a failure. 2% of 100% is not popular no matter how you look at it. I don't know what math class you took but last I checked 2% was about as low as you can get outside of 1% and 0%. And all 2% are hackers and tech geeks.
Also another fact to show Linux will never go mainstream. Dell offered Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows. Guess what? Almost no one chose Ubuntu. This alone proves Linux will never go mainstream. If major computer companies can't make Linux sell, no one can.
The fact is you haven't disproved any of my claims. You haven't disproved Gamers, Business or basic users switching to Linux one day. Your arguments are "IF Linux played their games they'd switch to Linux because they don't like Windows". So what? Even if it's true it's not gonna convert them to Linux until they do. "Linux is already popular". Again 2% of anything is not popular and the fact major companies have tried to give people a choice between Linux and Windows and 99% of people chose Windows.
None of that constitutes proof, just speculation on your part.
1. I used to keep a Windows partition on my computer purely for games. Finally, the wasted disk space annoyed me enough that I blew Windows away permanently and just went out and bought an XBox.
2. There's no such thing as Windows Office. If I assume you're talking about Microsoft Office (fairly likely), then keep in mind that Microsoft Office isn't the only act in town. IBM has business class software as well, if you're not willing to use LibreOffice or OpenOffice for some reason.
3. As of March, it was estimated that over 76 million people use Linux. Maybe you think that's a failure, but I don't.
Estimation from whom, based on what? 76 million is about 2% of est 1.5 bln computers worldwide. That leaves 1,424 million that are not linux.
As I have repeated Linux is a wonderful OS for those who have the time and technical acumen to make it work for them. Up until now it has not proven compelling for the majority of Everyman users. Until it provides a cohesive OS with compelling applications it will continue at the 2% marketshare that it has held for a decade and a half.
LibreOffice and OpenOffice are the equivilent of maybe Office 2003 only harder to use and less consistent. If that's good enough for you, terrific. It's not good enough for the majority of users.
This post has been edited by nonseq: 10 January 2012 - 07:27 PM