incrediBILL - 8:09 pm on Mar 27, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: incrediBILL at 8:13 pm (utc) on Mar 27, 2013]
IMO it's kind of silly as most computers these days are sold as an appliance. You don't buy a TV and complain it's Linux vs Windows or a tablet or phone and complain it's iOS vs Android for that matter, it's an appliance. Hand full of nerds care that those computers can't be reloaded and the rest of the world doesn't give a squat but MS will be punished anyway as the needs of the few will make the needs of the many suffer.
If Linus usage and adoption at the desktop was a big deal these machines would come ready to install it or they would even have it pre-installed. Wait, isn't Apple's OSX linux based? THEN USE AN APPLE! Can you even re-install some other OS on an Apple?
There are plenty of sources where you can buy computers built from scratch with no OS until it's loaded and they aren't these appliance machines being sold at Best Buy.
Next thing you know people will complain that their toaster doesn't come capable of making Cylon toast out of the box.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 8:13 pm (utc) on Mar 27, 2013]