Sinister Midget wrote:
> On 2009-04-12, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:51:20 +1000, Terry Porter wrote:
>>> Thanks to Roy S for this link in one of his excellent [News] articles.
>> Hardly excellent. The guy is an idiot.
> Because he believes Windross 7 isn't the end-all, be-all MICRO$~1 saysd
> it is?
>>> "What struck me is how people are saying it boots faster than Vista, but
>>> Vista was already like lugging around a dead elephant. It may have
>>> shaved a few seconds off that, but in my testing it has still been twice
>>> as slow from power on to login screen as compared to Jaunty. To my
>>> knowledge, there is nothing like boot chart for Windows, but my Ubuntu
>>> Jaunty clocked in at 24 seconds. I pulled out my cell phone and stop
>>> watched Windows 7 coming in at just over 49 seconds. (1 minute 9 seconds
>>> after coming up from a BSOD)"
>> Gee... You mean a beta might have a bug? Wow. Hell, it's even a nightly
>> build, not an official beta. I wonder what you'd say if I said Linux was
>> a piece of shit based on a nightly build of Ubuntu or Fedora?
> You guys (especially Quirk and Doofie) go on and on about betas in
> linux. Turn about is fair play.
> But, don't forget that ME II Vista Beta had people raving over it
> before it became final, with the exception of a few lone souls,
> similarly to the guy who wrote the review mentioned above. What
> happened to that? Vista ME II slammed face-down in the dirt and never
> got up, that's what happened. So forgive me if I don't believe it's
> going to turn out so hot until it actually turns out to be so hot.
> Besides, aren't you one of the guys that went on about how wonderful 7
> is? Why, yes, you are:
> But now it needs defending. So it's "beta" that "might have a bug"
> instead of "extremely stable" like before.
Windows 7 is stable all right, here is a picture of that stability, from the
critic above :-
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008