Well, well, well! We seem to be going on a crusade here at iTWire – the old W vs L battle. The Windows is better than Linux creed – which I think is another way of proffering reasons why marketing is better than technology.
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1. Updates: if anyone is crazy enough to allow automatic updates with Windows, there is a good chance that you are going to hose your system sooner or later. That doesn't happen with any distribution of GNU/Linux. So when you factor in costs, please add the amount you, the average user, would pay to have your Windows re-installed. You can also calculate how much valuable time you spend getting all your applications/utilities reinstalled and customising them as you had done initially.