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[News] Examples of Windows Drawbacks That Make GNU/Linux the Better Choice

  • Subject: [News] Examples of Windows Drawbacks That Make GNU/Linux the Better Choice
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:00:53 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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How much is that software in the Windows?

,----[ Quote ]
| I have been a Linux user for years now, and 
| mostly I donât think about the cost of 
| software anymore.  Just about everything I 
| want to do has a free software app that does 
| it.  I only run one piece of paid 
| proprietary software: TwonkyMedia UPNP 
| server, which cost me $29 about four years 
| ago.  Considering how much I do with 
| computers all day long, that is a trivial 
| amount of paid software.  Contrast that with 
| a Windows box, where you can wind up paying 
| over $1000 just to have an operating system 
| and an office suite.
| [...]
| Most expert Windows users are irritated by 
| the condescending attitude Linux users have 
| toward them, but this is one of the big 
| reasons why that attitude exists.  The 
| majority of web and mail servers use free 
| software.  I donât see a compelling reason 
| to buy software for these uses when I can do 
| everything for free.  Ditto with my desktop 
| machines; all the things I need to do, I can 
| do with free software.  So I probably do 
| come across a little condescending to people 
| who are still in the paid-software paradigm.  
| Theyâre not used to having people regard 
| them the same way they regard AOL users: 
| people who are paying to have someone bring 
| them something they could get for free.


[Sarcasm] But Linux has so many little things wrong with it! 

,----[ Quote ]
| As purists are fond of saying, Linux is just 
| the kernel running the operating system. The 
| rest of what the average person calls a 
| Linux distribution are the hundreds of other 
| packages bundled up with the Linux kernel. 
| This combination of packages is what is most 
| commonly seen as and called Linux. Now every 
| Linux distribution is different. They have a 
| different, although similar, package mix and 
| those programs are of differing versions.
| [...]
| For those who claim that windows just works 
| far better or easier than Linux just google 
| "windows problems" and then "Linux 
| problems". You will find that there are 
| about the same number of results. I 
| retrieved 151,000,000 for windows and 
| 141,000,000 for Linux. Try the same with 
| individual Linux distribution names or 
| versions of windows, ie. "ubuntu problems" 
| or "xp problems". What did you get?



Mac computers are restrictive.

,----[ Quote ]
| There are amazing PC laptop computers that you can buy for $600
| comparing to Apple latops that are usually around $1300 and more.
| Apple computers are overpriced, proprietary, restrictive and
| protectionist. This might not be a good direction to be heading
| into. Could Apple prove to be even more restrictive and opressive
| than Microsoft?

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