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I like windows...just sayin'
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OMG WTH BBQ WINDOWZ ROX MAN!!! :'( I'M GONNA TELL MY DAD THAT U SAID WINDOWZ SUX N HEZ GONNA RAGE!!

well actually, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even I agree, Windows does suck, majorly, but theres not much we can do about it.
    
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It plays my games so I'm happy
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You know why windows has virus' and security fixes all the time? Becuase it is the most popular OS, if linux became the most popular OS out there, it would start having virus issues to.
Kinda like mac, up until a few years ago they weren't nearly as popular as they are now, they have virus problems now. Not a ton, but some problems.
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You know why windows has virus' and security fixes all the time? Becuase it is the most popular OS, if linux became the most popular OS out there, it would start having virus issues to.
Kinda like mac, up until a few years ago they weren't nearly as popular as they are now, they have virus problems now. Not a ton, but some problems.
This!

I dual boot ubuntu and win 7 ultimate. I enjoy both.
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What sucks about it?
Years ago it was described like this and I find in most ways it is more true than ever.

(Slightly mangled quote)
Enjoy
If Operating Systems Were Airlines....


DOS Airlines

Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again jump on again, and so on.



Windows Air


The terminal is pretty and colorful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off.* After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius



Windows NT Air

Just like Windows Air, but everyone must wear regulation uniforms and march out to the tarmac where a truly gigantic plane is outlined in chalk where everyone is ordered to flap their arms and pretend to fly. 



Mac Airlines

All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know, and would you please return to your seat and watch the movie



Unix Airlines

Each passenger brings a piece of the airplane and a box of tools to the airport. They gather on the tarmac, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they want to build and how to put it together. Eventually, they build several different aircraft, but give them all the same name. Some passengers actually reach their destinations. All passengers believe they got there.



Linux Airlines

Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself. When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"

EOF

Obviously this was written preXP which really was a rather monumental accomplishment. IIRC 2K/XP was over 30% all new code (and with millions of KLOC, that's a lot of code) and set records for so few bugs/kloc. That deserves accolades.

However it is designed down to the lowest common denominator to keep users weak and ignorant and the cash flowing for minor improvements. If you doubt this consider that Win98, sold as a whole new OpSys, was at best a Service Pack to 95. Furthermore even postXP the "all users are morons who merely lease from us up here on Mt Olympus" standard grows ever more evident. For example, without hax, Win7 doesn't give God rights to Administrator, begging the question "Who exactly is in charge here?" It isn't you. You just pay for the privilege of M$ owning your PC.


Edited by enorbet2 - 2/3/11 at 12:19pm
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Well... you turned to the good side for a second there, let me know what it's like over on the dark side.
    
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You know why windows has virus' and security fixes all the time? Becuase it is the most popular OS, if linux became the most popular OS out there, it would start having virus issues to.
Kinda like mac, up until a few years ago they weren't nearly as popular as they are now, they have virus problems now. Not a ton, but some problems.
To a degree. But you don't have root privileges by default, unlike in Windows. The way linux operates is inherently more secure than how windows runs.

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Well... you turned to the good side for a second there, let me know what it's like over on the dark side.
There's tons of room, and free cake for everyone.
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NT was solid in its time. Solid today, even. I can trust NT. Windows 7 is seemingly solid. Only problem is that I cannot trust it.
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You know why windows has virus' and security fixes all the time? Becuase it is the most popular OS, if linux became the most popular OS out there, it would start having virus issues to.
Kinda like mac, up until a few years ago they weren't nearly as popular as they are now, they have virus problems now. Not a ton, but some problems.
i've heard a lot of people say this, but i've seen ton of evidence against it, its usually used to suggest that Linux/bsd/unix and its variants, are just as weak and feable as windows is when it comes to security, without producing any hard evidence, cause the only real way to prove this wrong, is to make linux have 70% of the market share, and see how things play out, so it is just an escape goat statement, that people who don't understand how *nix based security works vs that of windows based security.

i could set here all day and bore you with the details of why this statement is 95% false, but i wont, but i will encourage you to find out for yourself why it isn't true.
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