Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

You mis-understood the point I was making.

I find that a lot of people in the Desktop Linux community do not what to listen to criticism even if it is valid.

I don't have a lot of free time these days at work or in my social life. I don't want to spend fixing things that shouldn't be broke in the first place.

This applies for ASP.NET development (my speciality) and other web stacks that I work with. I have quite a lot of frustrations because of things that are either broke or not implemented in these web stacks.

When it comes to an Operating system (it isn't even bespoke code). I just expect certain things to work, if they don't work then I won't use it unless I have to ... one of the reasons why I don't use OpenBSD anymore even though I like the OS and its philosophy ... it just isn't practical.

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