Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Apr 2012 20:30 UTC
Windows It had to be said. It had to be said because no one else in the technology industry had the guts to say it. "I think it's time to stop giving Windows Phone a pass." Thanks, Joshua Topolsky. He's right. A few weeks ago I went back to my HTC HD7 for a few days while I was getting acquainted with the Android ROM scene, and to my utter surprise, most of my problems with Windows Phone 7 from when the platform was just released were still there.
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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kokara4a on Fri 6th Apr 2012 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
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Well, Microsoft are a convicted monopolist. And I think they've done much more wrong they haven't been convicted for. Go ask Jean-Louis Gassée. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

What is more important is that they make crappy products. I have to admit, WinXP was a solid working horse for more than a decade. And Windows 7 is very fast and stable. But it's still crappy. Ok, that's just a personal opinion but I'm entirely entitled to it. Just today I wanted to change some notification area settings in Win 7. The list of different system tray apps is too long to fit in the windows that opens. And you know what - the mouse scroll wheel doesn't work in this window. WTF?! And when shall I be able to use Ctrl-Backspace to delete the word to the left of the cursor. It works in most text editing applications. Why doesn't it work in a file rename in Windows Explorer, for instance? What is the meaning of the small rectangle that it generates? And I have many more examples. You can argue that these are small things or they don't concern you. Great! But that's just your opinion, man! Mine is different. I wonder how is it possible for the biggest software company in the world to be so clueless?! The only possible answer is that they are indeed M$. They don't care for you if this doesn't bring them more money. Presumably that's what companies exist for. But I don't have to like to be treated like a cash cow.

Yes, my beloved Linux has its problems too. But I still love it. For me it's easier to use, more logical, more discoverable and, dare I say, cheaper. It may not be for everybody. So be it. I'll take it over everything M$ has to offer. I'm talking from experience here.

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RE[3]: Comment by kovacm
by Nelson on Fri 6th Apr 2012 12:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
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Yeah, no. Linux on the Desktop is nowhere near Windows wrt usability.

Even recently, my experience has been mildly frustrating out of the box.

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by shotsman on Fri 6th Apr 2012 19:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
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If you mean that Windows is frustrating then I'm 100% behind you.
Windows 7 is just in your face seemingly all the time.
PErmission to do this, permission to do that....
A script might create a directory yet have no rights to write anything to it.
I had to download RealPlayer (I didn't want to install Slitherlight). Not only was the wrong version downloaded (32bit instead of 64) the frigging thing installed some bit of crud called Norton in the background.
My main dev system is CentOS. It is a breath of fresh air to go back to the sanity of Linux.

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by helf on Fri 6th Apr 2012 21:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
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Well, that depends. I'll defend WP7, but I'll also defend 'Linux' on the desktop. I run FC16 on my laptop, which I use more than my tower (which is running win7 for phone syncing and various other things), and I absolutely love it. I've run various linux distros for years, though, so I might be a bit biased ;)

And, yes, I'm a *nix nut yet I still use WP7. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by Soulbender on Sat 7th Apr 2012 05:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
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Even recently, my experience has been mildly frustrating out of the box.

Hey, just what my experience with Windows has been since the start. I therefore conclude that it's nowhere near anything else in terms of usability.

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