Let's face it. Windows does do some thing better.

Senectus . senectus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 02:17:05 UTC 2006

On 1/17/06, Sasha Tsykin <stsykin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you saying that linux is easier to set up and use than windows?
Without a doubt yes.

> If
> so, than I would have to disagree with you entirely. What about
> multimedia support? Just getting asf videos to work in linux can be a
> chore, and once you have, they work badly. How about browser plugins?
> Flash 8 has come out for windows, and not linux. As for software
> standards being opened up, what would that do? The only thing in your
> post which I agree with is that windows is the measuring post against
> which other operating systems are judged.

Once again, this is not a strength of windows nor a weakness of Linux.
It's because Microsoft has dominated the landscape so much that
everyone has fallen over themselves to write extra software _to fit
Windows_ using closed standards.

> This is not to say that I think windows is better than linux. If that
> were so, the I would use it. I prefer linux and so I use Ubuntu, because
> it is my favourite linux, but I am not silly enough to say that either
> a) it is perfect, or b) it has nothing to learn from windows.
We have a hell of a lot to learn from Windows, but realistically only
from their mistakes everything Windows does right we do as well, now
we need to encourage the rest of the world to join the party :-P

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The less you know, the more you believe. - Bono

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