“Want to” Vs. “Have to” April 1, 2007Posted by Carthik in commentary, microsoft, ubuntu.
So what is this ground-shattering revelation that forced me to write at 2:45 AM?
It is one of those things that literally make you sit up, and think for a moment. When you are done thinking, you want to write it down – such thoughts don’t happen too often, you see. So here it is:
More people use Windows not because they want to, but because they have to.
More people use Linux not because they have to, but because they want to.
The balance is tipping. Soon, there will be fewer people who will be willing to do what they have to at a high price, and more more people willing to change things so they can use the platform they want to use.
I’ll probably regret writing this a few years from now. It is, after all, so obvious.
What I won’t regret is writing this down before I go to sleep tonight.