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I know ubuntu is free and windows is not, but for someone who already has windows, why should he still move to ubuntu?

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I think you should try it out for yourself. One pro is that it is very easy to try it out. –  Karthik T Dec 10 '12 at 8:16
    
Its a personal choice. And Ubuntu is a lot more versatile, stable and fun (the system, not other applications) than Windows. –  VedVals Dec 10 '12 at 8:17
    
Take a look at this. It is for a slightly different query but answers your question. –  VedVals Dec 10 '12 at 8:29

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It depends on your application. I have to run some Windows desktops/servers because of certain applications, but I also run Ubuntu (and other Linux) servers because:

  1. Free (open source)
  2. Large supportive community
  3. Incredibly stable
  4. Incredibly efficient
  5. You can do almost anything you need/want to
  6. It helps at parties to be able to say you know something other than Windows

When it comes to desktops that don't have to be Windows, its very hard to go past a Mac these days. But if you're stuck with PC hardware, its very hard to go past a nice, quick, free version of Ubuntu!

Here's something a little more comprehensive : Windows 8 vs Ubuntu: battle of the operating systems

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It's free and safe, stable and effcient.

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Ask yourself this:

Do I need DirectX ?

If yes: Windows.

If no: Ubuntu/linux.

At work I am 100% using ubuntu linux, for anything productive, our server farm is linux which of course helps.

At home I'm using Windows to play games.

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