Originally Posted by Vakten
I don't get it, why can people not just accept that people have their own preference in which OS to use? I've seen a few times people supporting Linux
but saying that windows will still have it's use for them
, yet some of you go and shut them down and treat them like they have no clue what they're talking about?
Linux users are getting what they've wanted for years and now for those who can, are able to completely abandon Windows. What then gives you the right to tell others that they should be doing the same as you? As much as I enjoy using linux WINE is too hit or miss to depend on professionally and open source programs are good but they don't have anywhere near the feature set of the Windows equivalent.
From what I saw, noone has said "ZOMG*** LINUX IS BAD WINDOWS IS MASTER OS!!!!" but they've mentioned the bugs and then spoke from their personal preference. But then seeing crap like "Windows is for noobs who only want better graphics" or "If you like viruses and slow boot times then stick to windows" makes me wonder if maybe MacOS users aren't some of the most childish people I've seen. Linux is great for those who enjoy it, like it or not. Not everyone does like it which is why the majority will stick to Windows for now. I enjoy linux, but I won't be switching full time until I can get the Adobe software running without problems.
The immaturity in here i terrible. It's not so hard, show a little respect
The first sentence is the reason why kids get shut down. Most of the time it isn't "I like Linux, and I like what it stands for; but I can't stand using it/it doesn't work for me/I don't have the time to run/learn it." but instead, "I use Windows ergo Linux sucks."
This is why we come with loads of retort towards the statements in these sorts of threads. I don't go actively seek out Windows supporter threads and try and abolish their operating system, no matter how I feel about it. I think Windows 8 was a great step forward, and a couple of small steps back. Windows has a place on this planet (kind of) and so does Mac (more so) - I'm less inclined to support Windows having a stable position in the market due to its horrendous support and technological difficulties ranging from malware to crashing; but Windows 8 is a wonderful breath of fresh air in that department, its moving away from the issues Windows has been plagued with for so long. But then they decided to trash can the start menu (? why... personalization wizard during first time set up - Radio button #1: Classic Start Menu for Desktop and Laptop users and those with a standard pointing device. Radio Button #2: New Windows Start Screen, with touch friendly input for touch enabled devices, such as tablets and all-in-one PCs; two simple options, one solution.... why.. i dont .. sigh) which in my opinion is one of many small steps backward, in addition to removing a lot of the customization options and tucking more of the advanced options away in hidden corners. Anyways, back on topic: I noticed you said not anyone had been completely off the hook bashing Linux, and blindly supporting Windows, and for the most part this is true, a few exceptions are present, but yes things have been civil thus far. I for one was appauled that someone would consider a BETA to be TERRIBLE because it has more issues than a STABLE RELEASE version, especially when the beta is on a new platform with completely different internal workings, and the release model has been around for over a decade. My fit of rage was not over whether Linux or Windows was better... But over expecting programmers to be some sort of mythical porting creature that can foresee all potential inputs and outputs in millions of variables over decades of man-hours of use - all whilst rewriting the code to work in a new environment they've only just started to venture into, and make no mistakes.