Thread: Windows vs. Linux
October 26th, 2003, 10:49 PM #1
Windows vs. Linux
I actually found this link at linux junior, but this was too funny, i had to share.
October 26th, 2003, 10:53 PM #2
At first I thought this wasx going to turn into one of those pollsSuper Gerbil
October 26th, 2003, 11:01 PM #3
Now there's a trusty LAN adminstrator.
'm running XP on the monster rig I use at home--a brand new Compaq mid-tower--and the OS blazes like a Corvette. I especially like the four games it comes with - Hearts, FreeCell (so addictive!), Minesweeper, and Solitaire. It's easy to see why XP is considered the ultimate platform for gamers.
Also, where is Microsoft Office for Linux, Windows Media Player for Linux and Outlook Express for Linux? Nowhere to be found. If I can't type a letter, make a spreadsheet, or email anyone with Linux, why on earth would I ever put it on my desktop?
Good one shawshank62, man you made me laugh my a#$ off.
October 26th, 2003, 11:03 PM #4
hahahaha....that's pretty great...although at first i thought it was serious the first one sounded legitimate...just grossly misinformed, which sadly enough i wouldn't put it past a lot of people. or is this actually legit? i can't really figure it out...a lot of it sounds very satirical...maybe that's just me
hehe gerbil i also thought the exact same thing...i was like "oh great...here we go again"
October 26th, 2003, 11:05 PM #5
I save a lot of time thanks to Windows XP, which brings me to another area where Linux is lacking. As I am sitting here writing this column, my computer is busily defragging my hard drive, running my virus scanner, and I'm being shown a list of all the latest MS security patches that are being remotely installed on my machine today. Why doesn't Linux come with any defragmenting tools or virus scanners or Active Backdoor Update like you get with Windows? These are all must-have features for me. Linux is seriously lacking in Internet utilities as well. No way would I run a Linux operating system if it means I can't connect to America Online. Also, where is Microsoft Office for Linux, Windows Media Player for Linux and Outlook Express for Linux? Nowhere to be found. If I can't type a letter, make a spreadsheet, or email anyone with Linux, why on earth would I ever put it on my desktop?
Who wants to use an operating system that doesn't learn about you, that doesn't keep track of what you like to look at on the web, listen to, or watch?Windows Longhorn will be like having a little cop right inside your computer, something MCSEs such as myself have been demanding for years. Let me just say, it's about f'ing time!
Users of Microsoft software have nothing to worry about from a legal perspective, which lets Windows network administrators like myself sleep easier at night. Or it would if our pagers weren't constantly going off.
And since all of my buddies at work use Windows Media Player 9 to rip, mix and burn CDs that we can't share with each other or play in the car, we are extremely excited about the Windows Media Player 10 beta that comes integrated with Advanced Server 2003.
Last edited by Redwolf; October 26th, 2003 at 11:09 PM.
October 26th, 2003, 11:09 PM #6
this has to be satire, i cant believe that someone who has looked at the two operation systems could really come up with those opinions.
October 26th, 2003, 11:10 PM #7
I'm with Redwolf...Who wants to use an operating system that doesn't learn about you, that doesn't keep track of what you like to look at on the web, listen to, or watch? With Windows XP Home, I have the peace of mind that comes with knowing my habits and activities are being monitored by Microsoft, and my computer's hardware configuration and list of installed software is being stored in a database in Redmond. Windows Longhorn will go even further than XP in this regard, as it won't even run any programs or code that hasn't been registered and approved by Microsoft. Goodbye, Kazaa, WinMX, Limewire, Piolet, your infringing days are numbered! Windows Longhorn will be like having a little cop right inside your computer, something MCSEs such as myself have been demanding for years. Let me just say, it's about f'ing time!
October 26th, 2003, 11:28 PM #8
Oh this is obvious satire. The whole site was probably done in Emacs.Where's Lunch?
October 27th, 2003, 07:55 AM #9Originally posted by Scott Tiger
Oh this is obvious satire. The whole site was probably done in Emacs.
October 27th, 2003, 07:58 AM #10One thing many home computer users are concerned with these days is viruses and all the time they consume. Linux zealots will try to say that their platform isn't plagued by things like email viruses, but with Windows XP I don't gotta worry about emailing viruses to my friends and family at all. The built-in email client Outlook Express does it automatically, in the background
October 27th, 2003, 02:48 PM #11
It sounds like that guy has never touched a computer with Linux on it, and i just going by hearsay and speculation.
Very sad that he has not taken the time to learn Linux and form his own opinion.
October 27th, 2003, 03:11 PM #12
October 27th, 2003, 03:16 PM #13
Its a joke, its on Divisiontwo, everything there is a joke. Did you not notice that its also where the barbie linux article came from?
October 27th, 2003, 03:19 PM #14
Great stuff. Already mailed the link to loads of mates. Thanks!_____
October 27th, 2003, 03:21 PM #15
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I really wonder how many Linux users ONLY use linux in their homes and not have a single system running Windows. Very rare you see this...
I must also agree his comments are rather lame... But of course it's whatever makes him happy..
Although I can't relate to the reasons he likes Windows vs. Linux. I would take Windows over Linux any day because of its the streamline OS and the ease of finding applications.
Sure Linux is a free OS and all which makes it wonderful. But even if Linux paid me to use the OS I still wouldn't use it. It just wouldn't work for me since I require specific applications for my work.
For people who don't require specific applications and use the computer for general usage such as browsing the net, web server, etc., Linux is the way to go because it's free! The keyword is FREE. Why pay for an OS if you don't have to?
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October 27th, 2003, 03:23 PM #16
Maybe this had something to do with his opinion of Linux...
This guy is either really messed up, or just satire through and through... I think it's a joke article though. I mean, judging from the multiple times of putting down windows over it's security/virus issues, and praising MS for it's use of spyware/anti-privacy stuff. Also, the putting down of Linux for not having to worry about email viruses, etc.
EDIT: Ok, this is definitely a slam on MS, just look at their other articles, like the one HERE.
Last edited by davidamarkley; October 27th, 2003 at 03:29 PM.
October 27th, 2003, 03:30 PM #17And since all of my buddies at work use Windows Media Player 9 to rip, mix and burn CDs that we can't share with each other or play in the car, we are extremely excited about the Windows Media Player 10 beta that comes integrated with Advanced Server 2003. Now we can rip, mix and burn right on the server!
I especially like the four games it comes with - Hearts, FreeCell (so addictive!)
holy jesus that barbie link is funnnnnnnny. she can help me partition, set up samba shares and go to bed with me? wow. now ive seen it all.
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