Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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I use Ubuntu as my primary OS. In fact, I replaced Vista with Ubuntu. But to be honest, Ubuntu has just as many rough edges as Vista (if not more). That said, I'm sticking with Linux mostly because I like the CLI and am comfortable with the file system layout. But I don't have quite the negative perception of MS that I once did.

The reason you might not have such a negative perception of MS is that you moved away from depending on their stuff. When you are forced to use their stuff on a daily basis (after getting used to alternatives) you realise just how clunky things are in the Windows world. Everybody has to find hacks, or pay someone to provide you with a hack (utility software), to make things bearable. It's just the "grass is greener on the other side" in action that make you not care less about the creaking-at-the-seams mass that is Windows.

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