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mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Fri May 27 08:57:03 CDT 2016
> I have used the following operating systems: [...]
> Now will somebody explain to me why windows is considered not good.
There are, of course, almost as many answers to that as there are
people holding that opinion.
My own answers?
It's closed source. It appears to put usefulness to users second to
separating them from their money. It appears to be designed for users
who know nothing about computers - and designed to keep them in that
state. It appears to be designed around the model of large companies
producing content which individual consumers consume (as opposed to
peers providing things to one another). It is a monoculture. It
drives the Intel ISA monoculture. By requiring ridiculously
over-specced machines, it encourages the sloppy coder tendency to hide
sins with hardware. It's full of gaping security holes - some by
culture, some by design, some by chance.
(Yes, I know some of these are easily explainable.)
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