Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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RE: Meh.
by dragSidious on Wed 26th Aug 2009 23:28 UTC in reply to "Meh."
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2009-04-17

There is no reason why you could of not just kept using the same Ubuntu install for those 2 years or so.

I think a lot of this idea of Windows having stable driver interfaces and not being as fiddly as Linux is because until Vista came along Microsoft has been using the same operating system since 2000 when it released Windows 2000. (Windows XP was more cosmetic then anything else)

With Ubuntu they release a new OS every 6-8 months or so and people feel compelled to upgrade because its free and there is always something new to play around with. But there is certainly no reason why you have to keep doing that.

When Microsoft released Windows Vista people rejected it right off the bat because the hardware incompatibilities, broken drivers, and broken application that people ran into with that OS compared to XP. Now that it has some time to mature and people have spent millions fixing everything its a pretty decent OS (a lot better then XP anyways). Now Windows 7 is mostly a cosmetic and marketing change for Vista and people are looking forward to it.

The moral of the story is that if you keep upgrading your OS all the time then expect to screw around with that OS a hell of a lot more. It does not matter if it's Windows or Linux.

Edited 2009-08-26 23:30 UTC

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