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I am going back to Windows

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That title, makes you all fellow Linux users wanted to know why someone would like to go back to Windows, really? and it is because for all of us who has discovered the freedom, and not only the free as in beer, or the free as in freedom, but also the "living free of system halting", the "living free of viruses", the "living free of having to format the hard drive and reinstall from time to time", it is hard to believe that someone may want to forget about this, and go back to Windows.

But face it, there are people who likes to live with troubles, just because those are the troubles they are used to, and they do not want to start something new because it may demand some of work from their side.

This people is usually afraid of the change, even if that change will make its life easier, or better, you may read more about The going back to windows people.

But hey! we need to look far beyond the problems and look for solutions to convert more people to Linux, why?

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