Well, Windows is back on the disk.
stsykin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 04:39:42 UTC 2006
>I am very pleased with Ubuntu. It offers software and functionality that is
>not otherwise available or available only at significant cost.
>The concept of "complaint" can be interpreted as inquiry, request for new
>features, bug reports, or even dissatisfaction with the language of an
>instruction. Very experienced people interpret such input and adjust the
>product when an adjustment best serves the majority of users without
>creating special "differences" throughout the OS of throughout thousands of
>programs that run on MS, Linux, or any other commercial operating system.
>Is WIN better than Ubuntu or vice-versa? They are as different as apples
>and oranges -- even thought both have GUI user interfaces. Both will be
>around for a long time and both will get better -- more powerful -- easier
>to install -- easier to use.
>Windows has never been free -- on a new machine or by any other means. The
>cost is paid by hardware manufacturer and passed along to buyers in an
>apparently transparent manner. Some persons turn on their computer and
>object to the MS EULA and apply for a refund of the cost of the OS in their
>deal and they usually get a refund - laws provide for such an option if the
>user did not forfeit it in their sale/purchase agreement.
>In response to another issue -- the claim that MS only supports XP is
>absolutely incorrect. All of the WINDOWS operating systems and office
>products are upgradeable to the latest security fixes and bug fixes (but you
>cannot move to later OS or to higher priced alternatives from say WIN98,
>98SE, or WIN_ME to such as XP, WINDOWS 2000, or WIN XP Professional without
You are wrong, only mission critical bugs get patched for older Windows.
XP and 2003 are the only ones which get regular updates.
>It was said in an earlier post of this thread that a reinstall of MS to cure
>OS problems overwrites all personal files on the disk. No so! In fact, a
>reinstall of the OS on a working system ordinarily will not overwrite OS
>files of a later date than those on the disk that came with a machine or
>came out of a shrink wrapped software box, if purchased separately. A
>restore point can be set in MS products, at any time or at any stage of
>stable operation, but normally it's done after properly installing new
>software or hardware. If new software causes problems and cannot be
>'uninstalled' the machine can be rolled back to the last set restore point
>or to an earlier set restore point -- and walla, offending software will be
>ignored and it will not struggle with new hardware if it is removed from the
>system. A sidebar to that -- if you install software that corrupts your OS
>and you were not warned of such risk in the EULA -- you should sue the
>vendor of that product.
>You can, with a little perseverance, talk to a MS technician about problems
>with your MS software. There is a continuous stream of updates coming out of
>MS. If you use any of their products, [t is wise to know about their update
>system and how to use it.
>I am not trolling for WINDOWS. If you make an argument for Ubuntu or any
>other Linux product, it is good to have the facts right so credibility is
>not lost with WINDOWS users. Most WIN users know they can update at any time
>they choose and they know they can talk with an MS tech when appropriate.
Although, from personal experience, it is usually wuite a painful process.
>Do you believe that a free market, world wide, would permit MS or any other
>company to enjoy a multi-billion USD monthly sales volume without it
>providing products that people desire to have?
Thankyou for somebody finally stating what should have been blindingly
obvious. I would suggest that those who claim that MS Windows has no
positive points should deeply think on the previous statement before
going into another rant.
>| -----Original Message-----
>| From: Dick Davies [mailto:rasputnik at gmail.com]
>| Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 19:28
>| To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
>| Subject: Re: Well, Windows is back on the disk.
>| On 18/01/06, Lionel <lionelv at gmail.com> wrote:
>| > Dick Davies wrote:
>| > > On 17/01/06, Lionel <lionelv at gmail.com> wrote:
>| > >
>| > >> You are
>| > >> getting it for FREE. You are getting it for FREE. A lot of
>| people put a
>| > >> lot of hard work into Linux and get nothing in return,
>| consider yourself
>| > >> lucky that people are out there trying.
>| > > So because it's free, you're aren't allowed to complain about it?
>| > > That' s a very silly argument. Try drinking sewer water, but
>| please don't
>| > > complain about the typhoid.
>| > That's a very silly statement because using linux is a choice as is
>| > drinking sewer water.
>| The idea that just because something is free you shouldn't be allowed
>| to complain about its quality is nonsense. Windows comes free with a
>| lot of PCs but that doesnt' mean it's beyond reproach. I get free
>| junk mail.
>| Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns
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