8.10 Updates?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Feb 25 20:25:18 GMT 2009


Steven Vollom wrote:

> My two cents worth is:  when you consider that almost all problems are 
> experienced with new Linux applications or new OS's, they are nothing like the 
> Microsoft experience, when you get your first bug fix less than a week after 
> paying another $100 for your upgrade.  
> 
> So once in a while something unpleasant happens that should have been taken 
> care of prior to release, stuff happens.  At least it doesn't happen several 
> times each week, like with Microsoft.
> 
Although this is a bit OT, I feel, I must now strengthen Microsoft. :-)

Since W2K, the quality of Windows has dramatically improved. As sad as 
it is, noadays Windows is running stably just as Linux and also pretty 
secure (if, admittedly, firewalling and antivirus are there) and while 
it does not offer freedom and versatility like Linux, most users find it 
easy(er) to operate and do not find a good reason to switch. So we Linux 
guys will find it hard to accept, but the competition does not sleep and 
it surely is not NT4, anymore.

Just my experience from years of Win/Lin

Eberhard




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