You should recheck your semantic analysis.
Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
Does may mean it does what its not told to.
Owes could also mean it owes much to the mac community
Sucks may also mean it sucks in the competition.
Dunno. I'm on that frame of mind
When you need a feature rich OS that can handle 99% of what your application needs to do with API calls, go with windows.
When you need an OS that doesnt do anything (not meant perjoratively) go with linux.
If you want an operating system where everything is handled in a graphical user interface, go with Windows.
If you love command lines and prefer to do all your work via command lines and manually edit configuration files and such, go with linux.
You could download linux tools for windows like grep, sed, etc.
edit: holy crap, didn't see the entire next page of posts that already addressed this issue in the five minutes I was gone to heat up my soup :p
It really seems that the motto of linux apps is "command line required, gui optional" and "command line must work 100%, gui can be buggy".
This is just from what I've seen, though, so it may not be the entire picture...
Linux is for anyone with a sincere thirst for learning. The OS really does benefit from a community that wants to and has the resources to understand their OS completely. Books and people really do help others become literate linux users. Yes, if you ask a question on a guru board, you might get a script as an answer - people will reach for sudo and stuff instead of resorting to the GUI. But that doesn't mean that the shell excludes people.Quote:
Not to say always. But if you love that stuff, then linux is probably for you.