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Re: [News] John Dvorak Dumps Windows for GNU/Linux, Disappointed with BetaVista7

DFS wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Dvorak Likes Linux
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> Every so often I take a stab at Linux, to see exactly what
>>> I like and do not like about the OS. Many of its problems,
>>> for me, stem from its inability to run on my overloaded
>>> hardware, or the occasional driver that makes the OS 
>>> impossible to use without hand-tweaking something or
>>> other. That said, I seriously like the Ubuntu 8.10
>>> implementation and will now install it permanently on my
>>> latest machines. It's a winner.
>> `----
>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342703,00.asp
> You're a liar, Spamowitz, as always.  Dvorak didn't say one
> word about dumping Windows/Vista, nor did he mention Win7.

Rather sad that this troll calls someone a liar, who only posted
a quote without offering an opinion.

Here is something of interest from the article:

[quote] And there's something else that always bugs me about
Windows. I have an iMac that I use at the office, and a few times
every month Apple has some patch that it sends out. With few
exceptions, each time a patch is installed with the Mac OS, the
performance of the machine improves. With Windows, the
performance always declines.

I don't think Microsoft has ever sent out a patch that improved
the performance of the machine. Ever. [/quote]

John Dvorak comments about Windows bloat and lack of emphasis on
improving performance.  You'd think with all the expertise at
Microsoft, that Vista would have been the leanest, meanest
operating system on earth.  Wrong-O.

[quote] And of course, the biggest differences between Ubuntu and
Windows are the cost and the subsequent headaches, because
Microsoft is constantly fretting over bootleg copies. The company
monitors machines to make sure they are running legal copies of
software. There have already been instances of computers shut
down by Microsoft HQ because of some glitch in the cloud. This is
simply unacceptable. I don't want to rely on a system like that.

I had that happen to me some time back, about 6 years ago with my
second copy of Windows XP Home that I purchased.  Received a
nastygram that I only had 3 days to register or my XP would cease
to function.

When I called it in, first thing I was asked is if my copy was
pirated, to which I replied, "No."  Then gave a 20 or so digit
code, receiving a similar type 20 or so digit code, which cleared
it.  I'd hate to be some poor chap in the middle of a 3rd world
country where long distance calls and Internet access are expensive.

Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green

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