posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 08:55 PM
reply to post by opethPA
Well, I'm sorry if you read the use of a cute slang name thrown in for a little levity as meaning a solid debate on merit can't be had. One most
definitely doesn't indicate the other.
How about a couple solid points? Since the days of Windows 3.1 and the move off command prompt DOS (I spent nearly a year mastering DOS....just so
they could make it all meaningless.. ahh..my first dislike for MS came young!
) they've been making Windows more and more idiot proof. No biggy
except that at the same time, they've taken that route exclusively
. I need to go to Windows home website and DOWNLOAD things like Autoruns and
the rest of the Internals suite when all of that should be box copy integrated for the O/S. At least Linux is up front about user participation to
keep life running smooth. MS lets you think you don't have to on most and then can't on anything else, then pay others hundreds to do basic things
they didn't include tools for.
I guess that's the part of idiot proofing they don't figure needs included. Taking the idiocy out of keeping systems running. MS gets an F for Fail
there....and is getting worse each generation of product.
Or...My personal favorite and why I've honestly been looking at Linux from a distance and hoping it came along for a long time now. I don't know how
many recall at the time it came out...but the NSA got busted with it's paw in the proverbial window ...with a backdoor coded in for their use BY
Windows has a HUGE problem. It's proprietary and it's closed source as a commercial product to force you to keep giving.......and guessing just what
else lurks behind the Windows. Once I can make the dump off Windows complete? I'll probably never use a closed source O/S again.
(No cute names
edit on 26-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.