Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 18:46 UTC, submitted by Borys Musielak
Windows "Microsoft has reached an enormous success with its Windows product during the last decade and practically monopolized the market for home computer operating systems. But, does it mean Windows is still the best OS around, especially for power users? I'm going to cumulate my Windows XP frustrations and tell you about the top 10 reasons why I decided to dump Windows and use GNU/Linux as my primary desktop OS."
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RE: I like it
by pandronic on Wed 9th Aug 2006 08:54 UTC in reply to "I like it"
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Come on, the article is really biased.

For example:

- the security part - all you have to do is install ZoneAlarm free edition before pluging in the network cable. Your computer won't be twice as slow as the author states. You don't need antivirus software if you know a few basic rules - like not opening *.jpg.exe attachements, and running software from

- about the Start menu - I could argue exactly the opposite - I like having a long list of the installed software instead of KDE's crazy menus, and how many applications can one have installed if you cannot find them in an alfabetically ordered list?

- I see no use for the onmouseover focus thingie, I don't see the use for a software repository, I like clicking Next,Next,...,Finish to install my applications and not typing make,./configure and some other crap, I like running windows as admin, because I don't have to constantly type the admin password, and yet I've never had viruses, adware, spyware and WTFware.

- my Windows installation is 3 years old and I have yet to experience a crash or a BSOD

- I have a working onboard network adapter, 3D acceleration, 100hz refresh rate for my monitor without editing *.conf files, sound support, PPPoE internet connection, I can play MP3s, I can run Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, I can play the latest games and I can do so much more ... with just a few clicks

You see, it's just as easy to go to the other extreme. I don't think such an article should be on the first page - it's just the opinion of a pissed off user (as he states in the begining), not news material. I'm really sick of seeing this kind of articles about user switching from Windows to Linux and about Linux gurus switching to Windows or Mac.

Edited 2006-08-09 08:56

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