vintage computers in active use

Al Kossow aek at
Fri May 27 07:16:56 CDT 2016

On 5/27/16 5:03 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote:

> Now will somebody explain to me why windows  is considered not good.

It became too popular, and created a monoculture that was a prime target
for malware. It also didn't start out that way, but it evolved into an
OS that would only run on one architecture, with one preferred CPU 
vendor; Intel. There is a core of hardware that is required, but almost
no one runs with that anymore, and the drivers for video, audio, and
networking come from different companies with varying quality and 
stability. Finding those drivers for anything other than the most recent
releases can be difficult.

Then, there is the history of the business practices of the company that 
produces it.

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