Linked by Stefan Michalowski, M. Sc. on Thu 19th Aug 2004 08:27 UTC
Editorial Lately posted on Slashdot, an article written by Joel Spolsky mentioned the trouble through which Microsoft went to make each version of Windows backwards compatible. In one case, for the game Simcity, they even changed the way memory handling was done when running that application. You can find additional stories of software tricks that recent versions of Windows have to perform in order to run these bug-dependant applications on the web. After reading the story, I discussed with a couple of friends how weird this was and how Free Software completely avoids this problem.
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*Sigh*
by ralph on Thu 19th Aug 2004 09:00 UTC

My dear anonymous friends, you could at least have tried to counter the authors arguments instead of telling us how great windows is and spreading FUD about Linux.

Last I checked you could simply install mozilla, opera, realplayer ... on any linux distro so your ranting is rather pointless.

And no, you don't have to agree with the author but that doesn't mean that simply ignoring his arguments is very convincing.