Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by Darksat, Dec 17, 2004.
This is to settle an argument, do you like microsoft.
if not, why.
I used Microsoft all day long work & home. One day I found a CD with Linux at some friend... I borrowed it, installed it and got a black screen with grey letter on it: The Commandline I then discovered power... The power I found in MS's .bat files which helped me slighly automate some tasks... but this time multiplied 1,000,000 times. And I loved it, I found out I could do much more with my computer, I could automate a lot of tasks and ease my work. I found out I can have complete control of my OS with simple commands like ps du find cat grep free chmod...
I finally find out what a real OS means... and found out something else: what a toy OS means... Windows is a toy operating system. Oh yes, you can buy a lot of other tools like antiviruses, antispyware, registry cleaners, defragment it and scandisk it a lot to make it look a little more usable, after that you can consider buying a lot more software to make it productive....
I watched Santa Clause the other day. At one point Santa Clause in a board meeting said: " - Why are me making this crap toys? they have a 1000 parts, and when you finally put them together the toy breaks and they have to buy a new one... - But that's the whole point!! sayd his coleague... - To make them buy more!"
That's Windows - created to bring money, not customer satisfaction! You can't use it unless you buy a tone of other software, and when you're finally set, there's a new version in town... and of course you have to buy that too since "all the clients/partners/etc. have that brand new Office 2003, and you can't open the .doc they send you... " or other crappy reason... and I'm thinking 2005 is comming a new wave of Office suites will have to be bought....
but not by me....
guess who's the 3rd voter for the last option??
I'm a Die hard MS lover,
Withut microsoft the internet would be a poorer place, the software market would be a poorer place. OK so 'Linux Rocks', but there would have been no need for it without Mictrosoft having made it possible at the speed they did for people to use a desktop without knowing code.
I agree, OWG. Both companies are good at what they do.
Good Talk OWG,
I don't know why we tend to forget how exciting it is when windows was lauched.
I must confess here that I am struggling to work from the C promt now with all those commands.
I am now almost a slave to the GUI
DOS was an operating system that even it's mother would find hard to love
I'm not his mother but I sure liked a lot MS-DOS Really, it was very nice using it /or coding for it. Window added a nice twist but there were things I always missed from DOS when using Windows: stability, lack of BSOD or the need to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del now and then, just to make it work... and the smart viriuses... yup, there were some very interesting viruses for DOS... I remember One-Half, I think it was more clever than 90% of the viruses that are created today....
Good For you Alex,
I'm beginning to have a feeling of going round and round like a broken record cause all he hear about MS-Dos I must give one thing to you though. I also detest Windows instability but apart from that all the other things you are talking about are acceptable. If it has no loop hole how do you expect others to eat? Anti virus companies and all the rev-up your Windows PC guys?
Comon there is no Perfect thing on the net.
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