Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:50 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The study described in the following article was done by Mirosoft, so run to the kitchen and get some grains of salt. "Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab on the Redmond campus has been running some interesting tests of late, one of which was looking at how well the latest Windows client software runs on legacy hardware in comparison to its Linux competitors. The tests, which found that Windows performed as well as Linux on legacy hardware when installed and run out-of-the-box, were done in part to give Microsoft the data it needed to effectively "put to rest the myth that Linux can run on anything." Do with the results as you please, but the topic is interesting nonetheless. What are your experiences?
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RE[2]: The fact is...
by Windows Sucks on Sun 8th Jan 2006 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE: The fact is..."
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

How is Windows Highly Modular? You can not break it down to the bare Kernel and build it up the way you want. You can't change the GUI, you can make it look different but it's still the same ole GUI.

You can't even remove IE. You can make it not be the default but you can not remove it. (There are third party tools that allow you to remove it, but then you can't patch your machine cause you need it to work with Windows update)

Modular is when you have a problem in the OS like the WHM problem Windows had last week, you remove or turn off the offending program or you upgrade or even downgrade the kernel till a fix comes out. Can you do that in Windows? Nooooooooo. So you sit and pray or you install some third party patch while you wait till GOD, oops I mean MS comes out with a real patch.

Modular? LOL! Yea ok.

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RE[3]: The fact is...
by smashIt on Sun 8th Jan 2006 03:24 in reply to "RE[2]: The fact is..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

You can't even remove IE. You can make it not be the default but you can not remove it.

sure you can. if you do a customised install you can choose to not install ie.
if you don't want the libraries driving ie, windows-help and some other html-stuff you need a tool from the microsoft homepage (it's a free download).
it's for building an embedded version of windows but basically you can make your own windows-distribution.

(There are third party tools that allow you to remove it, but then you can't patch your machine cause you need it to work with Windows update)

well, what did you expect? not loosing any functionality while removing software? please stop dreaming.

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RE[4]: The fact is...
by Windows Sucks on Sun 8th Jan 2006 03:31 in reply to "RE[3]: The fact is..."
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

"well, what did you expect? not loosing any functionality while removing software? please stop dreaming."

Hummmmm, last time I looked if I don't use Firefox on Linux I can still patch my machine!

Wait, wait! I don't even need a GUI to patch my machine in Linux! LOL!

I can remove software in Linux and not worry that my machine is not patched! You can NOT remove IE on a regular install and use it on the internet. (Unless you just like being hacked!) No way you can tell me you can use Windows with out patchs cause besides not being patched most up to date applications look for the most uptodate service packs and patches.

Oh you can try to search the MS site for hand install patches, but that would be like looking for water on Mars. LOL! It will take QUITE a while!

So no I am not dreaming, I just use Linux!

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