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Windows... Just Say No

The following is in response to a comment that Sunil made to my last post:

You might have heard that M$ is not writing any new code this month --all their efforts are directed at "fixing" the security problems of their software. I don't think this equals "bugs... fairly ironed out in XP".

Your comment about there not being "...many commercial apps for linux..." makes me think that you are missing the point about Linux. It's like saying: "people will start using Linux when it is just like Windows".

Well, I'm using Linux now because it is NOT like Windows. I don't find the way that Windows works to be particularly enlighted. For example: when I clicked on a text document I would frequently get a dialog that says: "this document is too large to open with notepad would you like to open it with wordpad?" Does anybody ever click no? The way I see it the message behind this dialog is: "Hey cheap-ass: you should pony up the cash for M$ Word so that when you click on big documents you won't get this stupid dialog box!"

This is just one example of Windows behaving poorly. Anybody that uses Windows knows what I'm talking about and probably has many examples of their own. They've just gotten used to putting up with them. Well... I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

I think Windows is a good deal... for you! I'm not trying to get anybody to switch to Linux. Just reporting what I find as I go.

Open Source on the business desktop -- a real world analysis



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