posted on May, 28 2006 @ 12:25 PM
You bet, I concur 100%. No alternative to MS OS's yet that doesn't have the complex configuration issues and relearning an OS in a non-MS way....
Seems even Apple may be doing some MS stuff this year allowing an MS OS ported to their BSD-like kernel... even Apple is a liitle funky to work with
unless one is already an "Apple person" and/or bucks up enough to get what you need.
I actually like MS OS's ever since FileMan in Win3.1, and especially since Windows Explorer in '95 OSR1, my favorite bit of Microsoft is the driver
stack, the WHCL is enormous. The least favorite, would be the non-stop, never quite patched, security features and "improvements".
We're 5 years on in XP and security problems are not decreasing rather they are increasing. Vista, not much new of value without the postponed WFS
long-addressing and no extensible firmware layer either. Now they may have lost the Veritas based storage management stuff from Symantec too.
I'm glad our small servers for mail and http are on a BSD variant, 213 days since the last restart, and that was because of an extended power
failure, can anyone say that about any MS product?. Perhaps, but I doubt it. In fact if I'm not mistaken Open BSD has only had one maybe two minor
security flaws in the last decade. (Likely inpart to it's extremly funky locked down, defaults).
Yup I'd give a Google OS a test drive... some Russians may have a surprise or two in the next 6 months or a year. Two friends who are European IT
dudes say there is some chit-chat of an "all-Russian" OS software solution. Microsoft deserves competition...
Thanx for the welcome reply Toadmund,
[edit on 28-5-2006 by V Kaminski]