Linked by Adam S on Wed 9th Jul 2008 12:59 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Windows Even if you love it, there are some things for which Windows is clearly a silly solution. Richard Stiennon lists 10 of the worst uses of Windows he's seen, including using it to display a static green arrow over the open TSA security lanes at Detroit Metro.
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psychicist
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2007-01-27

Just so you know, Linux doesn't only run on x86 hardware. There's enough industrial hardware with ARM, MIPS, PPC and other embedded processors, so there are many more numerous and flexible choices if your software can run on those.

You can also be fairly sure there is a Linux BSP (board support package) or commercial-grade distribution available with full support from the hardware manufacturer or a designated third party.

If it was up to me I'd rather have the x86 architecture die alongside the Microsoft DOS and Windows operating systems it was brought up with, but that's not going to happen anytime soon.

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