Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Sep 2008 20:23 UTC
Windows Probably one of the most hated parts of Windows are its anti-piracy measures - product activation and Windows Genuine Advantage. While most people acknowledge Microsoft's right to implement these measures, many have also been bitten by the measures' shortcomings, such as server outages or false positives. Microsoft blogger Ed Bott has been monitoring WGA since its inception, and in 2006 and 2007 he didn't give a passing grade to WGA ("a big fat F"). This year, the situation has improved somewhat, earning Microsoft a passing grade - barely.
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RE: why bother?
by Panajev on Mon 8th Sep 2008 14:03 UTC in reply to "why bother?"
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Some of us have used Solaris, Linux (several releases over the course of the years, Fedora 9 x86-64 currently installed, configured, and working) too, but prefer Windows (in my case Vista).

All in all it is a smooth, quite polished, and cohesive experience which does not hinder my productivity and does what I want it to do.

OSX is the only OS I would consider switching to.

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