Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE[7]: They deserve it
by tomcat on Wed 11th Nov 2009 04:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: They deserve it"
tomcat
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Just on this ... this is also an oft-touted claim, but it has no credibility without justification.


Well, allow me to retort...

Games is one area where this perhaps has some semblance of validity, but if you want to play games why not just buy a games console?


Ah, yes. That old familiar kneejerk response from a Linux fanboy upon discovering Use-Cases that they can't handle: Criticize the user. Nice. How's that working for you? Converting lots of "dumb, ignorant users" with that approach?

As for other, real-world actual desktop applications ... I'd like to hear of one with wide adoption (say over 80% of desktop users would run applications of that kind) where one couldn't get good
software for Linux to achieve that end.


Um, sorry, but you don't get to narrow the scenarios to some arbitrary percentage of users in order to deflect the damage. Users have all kinds of different needs -- and in fact, needs that are already being met by OS X and Windows -- so you're going to have to try harder to pretend all they need is a web browser and an Office suite.

I'm talking email clients, browsers, Office suites, editors, collection managers etc, etc ... exactly what kind of software do you imagine one can't you get for Linux?


Mac/Windows............Linux
Photoshop.................GIMP (crap)
Quicken.....................Zilch
Autocad.....................Zilch
PageMaker.................Zilch
Visio........................Zilch
Access......................Zilch
AfterEffects................Zilch
3DStudio MAX...............Zilch
A zillion vertical apps...Zilch

Edited 2009-11-11 04:19 UTC

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