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Leading Editor Contemplates Defection From Microsoft Vista to Linux

"If Microsoft can't get Vista working...I might move to Linux"

"If Microsoft can't get Vista working, I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux," wrote a leading technology magazine editor this week, Jim Louderback, as he described his frustration – nine months after its launch – with Microsoft's new OS.

"I've been a big proponent of the new OS over the past few months," concedes Louderback, "even going so far as loading it onto most of my computers and spending hours tweaking and optimizing it."

But, adds Louderback, "The litany of what doesn't work and what still frustrates me stretches on endlessly."

He ends with the following:

"The upshot is that even after nine months, Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working, I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux."

That, if it were to happen, would be an uncomfortably high-profile defection for Microsoft to have to deal with.

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