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he said Windows was. He then went on to say that Microsoft has 50,000 engineers constantly "updating" it.
There's really no arguing with these people. Once you're drunk on the microsoft koolaid .. well

The way I see it is most noobs that love windows can't / won't / have never used nix. Once you understand the orthogonality of nix, microsoft's stuff starts to look more and more like a polished terd.

To answer your question, maybe not today, but in the long run: free and open community > office building .. you can prove that on a chalkboard.
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post #22 of 25
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I would consider that portability, not necessarily stability. Any posix compliant system is capable of this, however as you pointed out windows not so much, thats why there is Windows, Windows CE, and a Flavor designed for Xbox's PowerPC architecture. Also that is why Windows 8 needs to ported to ARM.

I think that if Microsoft would take Apples development scheme and partially opensource mission critical components while maintaining their identifying "branding" and key software components i.e. DirectX, Aero, they would have a much more usable system....
I consider that both. Portability is another aspect where Windows fail. Who knows how much code cleaning and hacking had to be done to port it to only a few different architectures?
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I consider that both. Portability is another aspect where Windows fail. Who knows how much code cleaning and hacking had to be done to port it to only a few different architectures?
Microsoft is still stuck in the 80's and 90's they are still producing desktop quality systems when Linux and Apple have targeted the old paradigm plus a mobile market.
The problem Microsoft needs to address is allowing hardware manufacturers configure their code to better suit their machines instead of writing drivers that only add bulk to the windows software stack.
They would also profit if they accepted open standards like OpenGL, etc. Where they wouldn't have to pour as much money into developing these components and could use their time in a better manner.
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Depends on who's using it and what they're doing with it. I can break a linux distro in about 10 seconds by running as root and doing something incredibly stupid because I know nothing about it..

I can also ruin a Windows installation in 10 seconds by going to malwaredomainlist and installing every piece of malware I can get my hands on, and cripple the entire OS.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to [dd] if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda
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Depends on who's using it and what they're doing with it. I can break a linux distro in about 10 seconds by running as root and doing something incredibly stupid because I know nothing about it..
Unless that system has been configured properly with MAC policies that will throw a nice permission error in your face when you try
    
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