There is no spoon
- Aug 17, 2002
Namagomi said:EDIT: Sweet Jesus, 11-02? I felt like i've posted in this thread before. Who can we blame for digging this one up?
Ah, that'll be me :S
I saw it and felt i had to post, i haven't posted in a windows/linux discussion for a while, and wanted to air my views
i think i just found it doing some search for something :S
But, whilst not liking linux (i personally don't get on with it) don't you, even SLIGHTLY, dislike windows?
1. It's has bugs. I believe windows98 had something like 48 million of them?
2. It crashed *far* too frequently. Like, a restart a day at the most
3. Windows (especially XP) is very bloated and slow, i run XP on a 550 and it's slow as hell. This is probably due to the backwards compatability that allows XP to run 16 bit win95 and dos programs
4. about 99% of viruses ONLY run on various versions of windows. Ever seen that with linux? macOS?
5. Lots of spyware. I don't know about this for sure (a friend told me) but i hear that by using things like the error reporting and such, microsoft has their own forms of "spyware" that they use to build profiles about users and (maybe) sell it on to other companies. In other words, spyware.
6. Although not illegal, microsoft includes things like IE with windows, and make office which is the most popular home/office productivity suite. This deprives other companies of making thier own similar products successful. Did you see the statistic the other day? something like 95% of users still use IE. This isn't because it's any better, it's because they (most normal average joes) don't know any differant. Why can't microsoft strike a deal with another company, and maybe distribute mozilla or opera or something with windows instead? why not just not include anything? i'm surprised antitrust laws haven't stepped it and MADE the split it up. Which brings me to...
7. Microsoft have had so many antitrust and anti-competative laws brought against them i can't count. They were going to be split up at one point, but microsoft's nifty lawyers managed to bat it all off. The only reason no-one's going against them now is because they know that microsoft will just bat off all the claims. Try and tell me with a straight face that microsoft ISN'T breaking anti-competative laws!
If AMD were to go under tomorrow, intel would most likely be forces to scale down production or split up, or something similar, so doesn't that logic apply to MS?
Sorry to drone on and one, i just feel i didn't explain my MS gripes properly in my first post
I'm not saying linux is perfect. I could write another list (maybe twice as long) with gripes about linux. But i don't even LIKE linux that much, it's just an occasional experimental thing for me, which is why doing that would be a lost cause. As i don't care for macs, that just leaves Windows basically, which i don't like.
I use windows, i have no choice in the real world, doesn't mean i like it.
The truth of the matter is, i don't like ANY of them at the moment. I'm waiting for either microsoft to make a nice, clean, unbloated OS free from spyware, bugs, and virus proof. Also NO DRM or anything similar, with higher security and stability.
OR i'm looking for someone to make a user-friendly, easy to use, fully compatible (with windows programs) version of linux that maintains it's current properties of being very secure and stable. Maybe this new distribution could install drivers and stuff all automatically, like XP, but allow more veteran users to delve under the bonnet if they so wish?
Maybe more companies would start making 2 versions, a windows one and "newlinux" one? maybe this new distribution could become a serious competitor to windows?
I dunno, just throwing ideas around