Okay, maybe it didn’t rhyme the way I was hoping for…
But seriously, what’s with all the talks about windows 7 being a Linux Killer? A long time Linux user has very little to no reason to “switch” to Windows from Linux. Unless of course you are a recreational Linux user who occasionally tries out Linux in the form of virtual install or a separate partition. To understand why this is so, you have to understand why people use Linux.
It’s the ideology silly.
More than any other reasons, most Linux users use Linux out of their belief in the ideology that software should be free and open source. You just cannot replace it with a shiny release of Windows.
Linux is very cheap: $0.
Can Windows 7 match that price? Last time I checked Windows vista price ranged from $200 to $320. Even if you upgrade from a previous version of Windows you are still paying $100 – $200, depending on the “versions” of windows.
Linux helps you sleep at night…
… knowing that you are using one of the most secure OS in the world. Even NSA uses Linux.
Linux is Fast and stable.
Unless you are updating your kernel, you will almost never have to restart your computer. Unlike Windows, an update of web-browser (IE8), will not force you to restart your computer twice. While Windows 7 does have better performance over Vista, it is nowhere close to the speed performance of any two year old Linux-based distro. The minimum requirements of running any linux-based distro beats the hell out of running Windows 7.
If these are not enough reasons why a (real) Linux user will not switch to Windows 7, than you are not really a Linux user to begin with.