Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[3]: I couldn't agree more
by lemur2 on Mon 12th Nov 2012 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I couldn't agree more"
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"Linux will save us from crapware

Yeah, because no one has a need to run any sort of proprietary applications, all hardware works fully under Linux and there exists a free, F/OSS - version of every possible game and application? ...right.

Sarcasm aside (of course there is not a FOSS version of every possible game and application), nevertheless there are 62,964 packages available for my Kubuntu 12.10 desktop system, of which I have a full suite of desktop applications installed for my purposes with only 1795 of those packages installed.

This represents a solution for all but the most specialised of desktop applications. Games are not well represented, but desktop machines are for desktop applications, most people play games on games consoles.

Whilst there are some applications within this selection that are not that good, at least there is no adware or other malware, and some of the selection is very good indeed. A large majority of desktop users would have their every need well satisfied by this range of available applications.

Edited 2012-11-12 11:26 UTC

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