Why Linux works for some, and Windows works for others
The Wintards seem to have all of these problems with Linux that others don't. Yet for some reason they fail to have any problems whatsoever on Windows even when there are plenty of examples of other people having them.
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On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 03:42:08 -0400, rapskat Most windows users really don't give a fig about how it works. All they want is for it to work...
What is the reason for this? Are we to buttume that they are targeted by Linux distros so that everytime they attempt to use one they comes across all of these unique issues?
I think the most obvious answer is, with Linux they are looking for issues, any issues. The tiniest little thing to nitpick about, regardless of how insignificant it may be. On top of this, they help create these issues by doing things in the most convoluted and backwards manner possible (i.e. attempting to do things on Linux they way they would on Windows).
OTOH, with Windows, they put their blinders on. They have issues with it just like everyone else does, they just either choose to ignore it or really have been conditioned to accept them as normal and so therefore unconsciously work around them without even thinking about it.
And to be fair, Linux users probably do the same if and when they use Windows. It is a mbuttive culture shock going from a fully featured enterprise clbutt platform like Linux to an overpriced commercial Consumer Debt clbutt platform like Windows.
To a long term Linux user, going to Windows would immediately show a mulbreastude of issues and problems. Why do I have to reboot after installing updates? Why are the command line tools so limited? Why do I need to purchase security software to protect my system? Why do I need to defrag and perform system maintenance regularly in order to maintain a responsive system? Why do I need to install software for every little thing that I want to do? Why can't I find a decent filemanager or text editor? Why do I need to setup my network manually? Why do I need to manually install drivers for certain hardware? Why does my system constantly get slower and slower? Why can't I switch to a console window while the GUI is running? Why are my network connections limited? Why do I have to update every piece of software on my system individually? Why can't two people be logged on with a full active GUI session on seperate terminals at the same time? Why are error messages so cryptic and logs buried 7 levels deep so I can't get to them easily? Why does everything expect you to be running as administrator? Why does the firewall only limit inbound connections? Why is the registry so cryptic, why not simple text files? Why can't I log on remotely with a secure shell? Why does my system need to be running a GUI all the time even if it isn't doing anything that requires a GUI? Why am I expected to pay or hunt all over the net for software? Why are the internals of the system hidden from me? Why do updates break things? Why does it take so long for security updates and patches to be released? Why do I have to do three extra steps just to copy&paste? Why do I have to pay extra to get server functionality? Why can't I change the Window Manager? etc., etc., etc.
See, it goes both ways. If the wintards want to look for and create problems on Linux, then we certainly have no lack of issues to do the same with Windows.
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I have never read anything so self centered. We tell you the problems, and most of the issues are ignore. Let me see. If I say FC4 won't...
No platform is a panacea, I think we all realize this. However, the many many many advantages of using Linux are evident for people that really want a secure, stable, inexpensive, extensible, configurable platform and are not just looking for things to gripe and unpleasant woman about.
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On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 16:14:11 +0000, billwg certainly, but there are two factors at work here. First, the user (in...
I could gripe and unpleasant woman about Windows all day long (sometimes I do), but what's the point? Windows is what it is, and Linux is what it is. You take the good with the bad, accept what you must, change what you can, and do the best with what you have.
I can say this though, I have done far more for far less than I ever did when I used Windows.
-- rapskat - 03:06:57 up 1 day, 23:16, 5 users, load average: 0.24, 0.51, 0.68 "While it may be true that a watched pot never boils, the one you don't keep an eye on can make an awful mess of your stove." -- Edward Stevenson
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