Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:36 UTC
Windows "eWEEK Labs has been testing Microsoft Windows Vista builds for more than three years, and our evaluation of the final code shows that the new operating system is a significant improvement over its predecessor, Windows XP. What's more, with a raft of subsystem and driver model improvements, Microsoft has laid out in Vista a solid foundation for stability and usability gains in future Windows versions. For enterprises running XP on their desktops and notebooks, however, a Vista upgrade is no slam-dunk. While Vista's new UAC facilities can make it easier for companies to appropriately lock down their desktops, for instance, it's quite possible to run a well-managed shop of XP machines, either out of the box or with the aid of lockdown tools."
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fanboys
by dacloo on Mon 27th Nov 2006 23:16 UTC
dacloo
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2006-07-22

Pathetic anti-MS Linux fanboys stop being so shortsighted, your "Windows has lotsa bugs and viruses" thingie is getting old.

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RE: fanboys
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 23:53 in reply to "fanboys"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Pathetic anti-Linux MS fanboys should stop being so shortsighted - your "Linux has poor hardware support and no applications and complete lack of multimedia, and it is too hard to install applications - and it can never catch up with us" thingie is getting old.

Personally, I'd be much happier if I could get rid of the fanboys on both sides - and add to that removal of BSD and GPL-zealots and proprietary-software zealots. The world would be a much nicer place without them.

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RE[2]: fanboys
by sbergman27 on Tue 28th Nov 2006 00:33 in reply to "RE: fanboys"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""Personally, I'd be much happier if I could get rid of the fanboys on both sides - and add to that removal of BSD and GPL-zealots and proprietary-software zealots. The world would be a much nicer place without them."""

Indeed. Much better for everyone to be an *advocate* of their favorite OS(es).

Good advocacy does not overstate its case; Nor does it disparage the alternatives.

Good advocacy makes people want to try out the platform rather than argue with the advocate, or worse, ignore him out of disgust.

Good advocacy is about telling people the truth, even if the truth is that the platform might not be the best for them at the present time. Better that than to leave them with a disappointing experience; people remember being mislead.

Above all, good advocacy means respecting those who disagree and working to find a common ground.

The good news is that it is never too late to improve one's advocacy technique.

Edited 2006-11-28 00:33

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