a Few More Reasons two Hate MS.

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    So, is it decided that this thread is anti-Microsoft? Alright, I'm in! Here is my point of view of Microsoft's OSes:

    -They take up too much space.
    -They're unstable especially after long periods of time.

    I think that's enough. But what can we do about it? Not much. Most software is only compliant with Windows. Not that I would go with Mac or anything stupid like that. But Linux might be a good choice. You can't just go ALL Linux though. Linux takes up less space and is more stable (I heard a story that the OS was running for almost a year and was as stable when it started).

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    Why on earth would you want to install Li(ame)nux? If you want stable, use Windows 3.1 or something, not much difference between the two...

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    What aspect don't you like about Linux? Can't you understand the commands? You don't like this invisuallity of it? Well, there is something call X-Windows which is a visual interface for Linux and the GUI is all natural. Give me reasons for thinking it's
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    I do b#tch quite often on this site concerning how M$ products are crap.....but if I am truthfull I would have to say that most of my comments are tounge in cheek....M$ products such as Win2k, Office2k and VC++6 (yeah even this one) are on the whole very good in my opinion, and I would not like to suddenly be without them.....My gripes mainly stem from M$ itself and not the products. For instance - I cant put the same copy of M$ software on my 2 computers......yeah right!!!! And all the stuff concerning Java - just goes to show that if they dont own it completely they will do whatever they can to work against it...

    >>-They're unstable especially after long periods of time.

    Win98/ME sure.....Win2K is very stable.....

    >>But Linux might be a good choice. You can't just go ALL Linux though.

    I'm trying out Linux on a spare HD on my other PC....Its quite daunting at the moment as I am so used to and comfortable with windows. But I'll try as hard as I can with it (when I have the time).

    >>Li(ame)nux?

    Ha....very good.....
    Both Linux & windows have their strong points.....different tools for different jobs

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    Yes, Fordy, you couldn't have put it better! Linux is a great tool, but it is so foreign to most.

    I also agree, Linux is quite "daunting" at first glance. But, it is just commands that you have to analyze and remember. It is a great tool for computer literates. The transition from Windows to Linux is quite difficult. Windows pampers.

    I agree that it is the company and OSes that are horrible from Microsoft. The applications (such as VC++6) are pretty good. That is what I program in. In fact, I've never tried Borland. Don't really want to. I'm content with VC.

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    >> agree that it is the company and OSes that are horrible from Microsoft


    Err......you misunderstand me.......I like the OSes (well Win98 & 2k)......Its just the Evil Empire itself I dislike

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    I understand. Very understandable. Understandably understandable.

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    The OSes aren't that bad but they are overpriced and overrated by Microsoft.

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