Windows, Linux, The Debate: which is best?
stsykin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 03:54:19 UTC 2006
Duncan Anderson wrote:
> Sasha Tsykin wrote:
>> I have never encountered (in ten years of experience with windows) a
>> bug which causes the system to become unusable. I have never been
>> forced to reinstall because I couldn't figure out what on earth had
>> happened, and neither could anybody else who I asked. As this has
>> happened to me several times in linux (although not in Ubuntu), I
>> would have to say that from my personal experience, linux has more
>> "showstopper" bugs than windows.
> Hi Sasha
> Well, you are lucky. About a month ago, the company's Windows 2003
> Server started rebooting spontaneously, causing much disruption of
> work. It turned out to be an "unpatched" rpc vulnerability which had
> been exploited.
> Over the period of time during which the 2003 server box must have
> rebooted about 20 times, there was not one peep, not one shudder,
> nothing, from the mail server which is running an alpha version of
> SUse 10.1.
> The fix involved downloading 130 odd MB of patch/update software and
> rebooting again. If that's not "showstopping" I don't know what is.
>> If you want an example of a showstopper bug in linux, all you have to
>> do is look at the latest 64-bit release of source mage. There is no
>> way to get the internet to work, as far as I know, and thus no way to
>> install any additional programs, making it totally useless, because
>> it comes with nothign I actually use.
>>> I make no pretence to being "objective" about this matter, you
>>> understand. Windows makes my day to day life miserable, so my
>>> response to it can only be highly subjective.
>> Windows makes my life wuite pleasurable, because of it, I don't have
>> to fix my mum's computer all the time. Linux also makes my life
>> easier, because my computer almost never crashes. In my life, there
>> is definitely room for both.
> I suppose that applies to me too. There is definitely room for both,
> as long as Windows is on other people's machines and not mine, then
> I'm happy. They are welcome to all those viruses and updates.
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I'm not saying windows is without problems, just that it serves a
purpose, and well.
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