Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by letsrock
Linux "Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realize that there may be a few 'new ways of doing things' to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux."
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RE[2]: Errors
by ma_d on Sat 7th Jan 2006 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Errors"
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I know what you're saying and I hate to contradict you but. I really think more time has gone into a comparable Linux system as Windows. Let's just say:
Linux, binutils, emacs, kde, gcc, xorg.
Compared to.
Windows XP, Visual Studio.

I think more time has gone into linux and kde than Windows XP...

The reason I say this is two fold:
1.) There are faaar more features in linux+kde+xorg than in Windows XP
2.) The bazaar development method is not a monicker of efficiency. You've got thousands of people making small modifications. To do that you have to waste time getting to know the project. In a more cathedral environment you only get used to the code once.

Of course, 2 has its own advantages that come with that. For one, more people complaining about things that are hard to understand is going to get them changed; which will aid later maintainability.
And another, I think people program a little differently when they think someone smarter than a manager is reading their code. It's pride.

Also, I really think the Windows UI was rushed and has been left largely unfixed because it's probably a nightmare. Now, by UI, I don't mean GDI, I don't mean Windows Forms. I mean explorer. I mean the single program that manages your whole desktop and hasn't had a new feature since its inception.

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