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Old 01-02-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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a serious topic really: a linux users defense of windows


This is my defense of Windows. Don't flame me. Don't talk in illiterate acrynoms like ttyl rofl. and don't speak l33t. I just want to express my opinion.

Common myths:
Windows is for idiots.

Sure, if you are the idiot using it. For anyone who calls it simple, I would like to see them add a msdos partition to their hardisk, delete the shorcut overlays from the icons using the registry, or edit their pagefile usage. There's more than meets the eye.

I can't use Windows because Microsoft is a monopoly.

Fine, but then you may never eat at McDonald's, By a General Motors car, use your local cable provider, or even have power. (some of this might not apply to Europeans as our industries are different.) There are plenty of monopolies, so why not boycott them all.

Windows (2000 and above crashes because it sucks)

No, it's crashing because of your actions. All the stupid porn movies and freeware you download creates spyware and adware that hogs up your memory and crashes your OS. You get viruses from bad online security habits.

Windows is too user-friendly

Okay, Windows is user friendly. But for the oh-so-leet linux user, the easier something is to use the "gayer" it is. To them, when an operating system is too user friendly, it becomes sexually attracted to the same version of another operating system. There is nothing wrong with user-friendlyness.

Please feel free to send me support, hate, death threats, marriage requests, wills, and anything else you can think of.

Just so you know, I am a linux user who favors linux over windows, but I don't have a deep grudge against windows, i use them both.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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What makes this any different than from all the other Windows vs. Linux type threads we have here? Couldn't you have just contributed to one of them to keep the same ongoing discussions all in one place instead of scattered all over the site, making it harder for some to browse and search for these to read!!

Oh well..
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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Windows (2000 and above crashes because it sucks)
Windows crashes because it follows and inferior design. To understand why windows crashes so often you must be familiar with how memory is handle/accessed. Unix laid down the foundations of a solid memory access system that to this day cannot be matched. The permissions system is also another wonderful feature of Unix that protects the operating system from crashes.

Windows crashes because it trusts the running processes far too much.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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couldn't you all have NOT clicked on the link instead of complaining about how this has already been a topic, it's not too hard
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #5
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Originally posted by unimaginative
couldn't you all have NOT clicked on the link instead of complaining about how this has already been a topic, it's not to hard
I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion to post on this site to others threads that they post. I expressed my opinions openly and honestly, just as you did.

Regards.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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Okay, Windows is user friendly. But for the oh-so-leet linux user, the easier something is to use the "gayer" it is. To them, when an operating system is too user friendly, it becomes sexually attracted to the same version of another operating system. There is nothing wrong with user-friendlyness.
Also let me state as a moderator of this site to ask you to refrain from making any obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit posts that some may find offensive.

You clearly have not shown that you have read our rules, in which I do believe we have stated you to review several times now.

Refrain from such posts please.

Regards.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:42 PM   #7
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My answers to your comments:

Common myths:
Windows is for idiots.

I personally do not think windows is for idiots... however it is exceptionally user friendly, and in doing that it compromises things like security. MacOS is also the same way. This statement was probably made by those die hard hackers and shell kiddies.

I can't use Windows because Microsoft is a monopoly.

First off, McDonalds is not a monopoly. There are several other fast food places to choose from, so dont use that example. I have to say that MicroSoft is not by strict definition a monopoly, however it does do unfair and immoral business practices that impede competion and choice among consumers. That is why I will not support them.

Windows (2000 and above crashes because it sucks)

Sorry pal, but 2000 and XP crash not becuase of "downloaded programs", but because it is badly designed. Installing and using application, whether form disk or downloaded should make no difference, and in fact they do not. I have seen XP crash over Adobe Photosho, before I loaded an image in. Other times it does not.

Windows is too user-friendly

This I agree with, however I do not find anything wrong with that myself. Personally I do not like it, but it is no big.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:51 PM   #8
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fine, i'll read the rules if it makes you all happy

too the post above, excellent points. my only comment is to read what my last point was more carefully, i am trying to imply the same thing as you
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:18 PM   #9
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fine, i'll read the rules if it makes you all happy
Reading is one thing, following them is another. You should have seen them when you were actually registering onto this site, in which you clicked [ok] to agree to them.

Regards.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:22 PM   #10
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I am sorry, I may be having a Dori moment. Which line above ar eyou reffering to?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:23 PM   #11
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it's not that I didn't know them, it's just that they are all relative. What trickykid defines as offensive, I may find funny, I didn't expect 939 posts on two words
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #12
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From The Rules
Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
If you are about to post something and think it may go against this rule - don't post. It's all about considering your audience. If you were asking a question or raising a debate in front of an audience of strangers you would moderate your language. If you were talking to a group of mates, you would speak differently. We are that audience of total strangers.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #13
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it's not that I didn't know them, it's just that they are all relative. What trickykid defines as offensive, I may find funny.
I didn't say I found it offensive, I'm thinking about the other 90k members who are a part of this site that may find your post that I pointed out as offensive.

Use better words than what you used to describe your opinions.

Example: The word "gayer" might mean one thing to you but to a person that is homosexual, might find it offensive that your using the word to describe something as "stupid" or related along those lines.

Its very easy though, this is a public forum, its not a right to post and use this site, its a privileges. Keep it up by not following the rules we have in place, you can lose those privileges.

Regards.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #14
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Not to undermine the serious topic going on about reading rules, but I was going thru this posting and I thought it was kinda funny to see to different conversations going on.

Sorry... just being weird.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #15
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Windows is for idiots:

Yes Windows is for idiots, but who ever said exclusively?

I can't use Windows because Microsoft is a monopoly:

McDonalds is not a monopoly.
GM is not a monopoly.
I use satellite not cable.
My local power is up 99.99% of the time with competitive prices, so I don't mind.

Windows (2000 and above crashes because it sucks):

Yes it does. You have a terrible argument, like the monopoly one above.

Windows is too user-friendly

Hey, I've been a Linux user since '95 and still think it needs to be easier to use. The ones that think Windows is lame because it is easy to use are the 14 year-olds that think they are power users after building the kernel.
 
  


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