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February 6th, 2004
February 6th, 2004
February 6th, 2004
February 6th, 2004
February 6th, 2004

[User Picture]06:09 pm - Linux, how I love you, let me blather about the ways...

< A prime reason why I'm not missing Windows in any incarnation, or MacOS in any incarnation. >

Want to watch a video? Done. It Just Works.

Want to edit a file? Done. It Just Works.

Want to play a game? Tinker a bit, and it probably works.

So, yeah, I give up a little game-playing ease for vastly reduced headaches with things like video-file formats, graphics-file formats, and a zillion and one browser plugins and e-mail viruses that suddenly... no longer exist for me. And all for free, and legal (despite what SCO blathers on about) without having to shell out several hundred dollars, even more since I happen to have a multi-processor system for a personal desktop.

Yes, Apple is nice. But they really do need to grow up and stop treating basic system requirements as features they can get away with selling for Yet More Ca$h.

Yes, Windows is pretty. But they really need to just stop charging the users a small fortune (often more than the cost of the computer itself) for features nobody wants, needs, or ever uses 99% of the time.

And yes, Linux has problems. They need to improve still on how easy it is to transition or out-right switch to Linux. Their biggest hurdle now isn't capability, it's actually installing that capability into an existing system without having to go through the massive hastle of backing up several gigabytes of data and restoring it, only to realize you missed some list of ICQ contacts or similair.

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