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Vista Sucks; Linux Wins

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I purchased a computer just a few weeks ago - a travel laptop with a whole lot of power in a two-pound package. There was an option to get the computer with the new Windows Vista installed, so i figured I should get with the times and step up to the new operating system.

Yes, it was a mistake on my part. Nothing really works, anything I need to access is embedded in flashy but useless and counter-intuitive menus, and the things I install to get around all of Windows roadblocks end up being *removed* by Windows when it does its automatic upgrades.

The utter uselessness of my new Vista machine, combined with the week I was going to have to wait for an XP disk and the current barriers to installing the Mac OS on a non-Mac machine, convinced me to download and install Ubuntu, one of the more user-friendly versions of Linux out there.

Yes, I'm working on it right now, and it makes even the Mac OS seem like a forest of unnecessary gizmos.

Full Story.

who else smells bullshit?

how much did microsoft pay you to become its apologist on linux websites?


Is he defending Microsoft? I can't really tell what he is saying.

re: Reality meets bullshit ?

no, i just looked up your blog entries! who the fuck are you kiddin?

Keep it clean.

Please. Smile

re: Reality meets bullshit ?

While we can do without the language, it does explain why atang1 doesn't speak in plain english 99% of the time! LOL! This is one of those rare occasions where atang1 actually responds in such a manner.

On a side note, Microsoft employees tend to speak in a distinct "marketing talk". (delibrately trivial which can be interpreted in several ways). They even do it in their blogs! Its some weird infection they have over there. But atang1 doesn't speak in that MS tone. So that rules him/her out as an MS employee.

At best, I suspect atang1 is pro-Microsoft for three possible reasons.

(1) Fanboy.

(2) Paid by a third party who is working for Microsoft.
This allows Microsoft to have "plausible deniability" when the crapper hits the fan.

(3) They depend on Microsoft solutions for a living OR they have invested in MS in some way.

Fanboys tend to be brash and clueless. While if they were paid, they would try to change this place's opinions quite agressively. I highly think its (3).

Yeah, its likely atang1 is invested in Microsoft in some way. Remember, it is their time and money! People who have invested in something will defend it. Its natural human tendency. The one good thing about it, is that, it makes them predictable. ie: They must respond to an anti-Vista or Microsoft article! Big Grin

Personally, I ignore atang1...Just like I do with Bill Gates's "Visions of the future" or Steve Ballmer's FUD'ding. (They can say whatever the heck they want, doesn't mean you have to listen to them!)

I don't care for their opinions. They just don't matter to me. Their views don't sway me away from Linux. I'm with opensource for life. I use it for pretty much everything. (firewall, wireless air bridge, server, HTPC, desktop, GPS navigation, future aero project, etc).

Its has now replaced all my "previously installed Win2k" desktop boxes (5 of them)...That's five less Vista Ultimate license money that goes to Microsoft. Which is about AUD$3200 that stays in MY POCKET!

...Wow! AUD$3200! When are AMD's K10 coming? I wouldn't mind building some quad-core boxes!

See that? With the money you saved by moving away from MS solutions, you can get better hardware!

re: Reality meets bullshit ?

i never said he's a microsoft empolyee, but microsoft has been known to pay bloggers to say 'nice' things about them for a long time (for the two best known scandals look here and here ) and atang1 seems fit the profile perfectly.

i'm not suggestiong that he should be banned, only that nobody should take him seriously

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munkii wrote:
i'm not suggestiong that he should be banned, only that nobody should take him seriously

Ironic that the typical open source freak has such a closed mind.

You don't have to agree with ATANG1, but he has as much right to voice his opinions as anyone else.

i thought that's what i said!

well? and i'm anything but close minded, he can say whatever he wants for all i care, i was just giving a fair warning to other users =)

Coarse Language, Vista, etc.

I agree, atang1, about the coarse language.

Microsoft spent over 5 years and 5 billion US dollars on developing Vista. They've got a more secure OS as a result.

It's device driver support is sketchy, and it's performance is roughly 10 to 15 percent less than Windows XP.

It is bloated. It contains enormous quantities of code to enable future Entertainment Industry DRM plans and techniques, that aim to make it impossible to exercise fair-rights usage of media.

It comes from a Company that has often been ethically challenged.

No matter how much I dislike Microsoft and their latest OS, the one jewel in their software crown is the latest release of the Microsoft Office Suite, which is very good software. (And I am and remain a confirmed user).

I cheer for Linux, and I treasure every Windows to Linux convert, even if it is a conversion to 'buntu. (As a Linux distro, the 'buntus are OK, but nothing special). It's another convert to the freedom to control and use intelligent devices to our benefit.

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