I can’t believe people are using Windows these days
As a passionate Linux user I was cordially asked to format a notebook with a Windows VISTA. Intel Centrino 8G managing a lame (and heavy) HP Pavillion Entertainment laptop…
For all folks out there that don’t understand the weight of such a unit picture a bus filled with elephants and Americans. Think you can carry it? Naaaa!
I work with an Acer with less RAM but 20x the processing speed. Why?
The answer is (hit it Torvalds!)
Back when Bill Gates was just a lame zillionaire he called us Linux users “communists”. The rebranded Bill now buys every Linux coder and every Linux software development team before rolling out new stuff. Suddenly, lame Microsoft Access is a force to reckoned with. Except it ain’t.
And, for me, it won’t be. Ever.
NTFS. FS. LIST DISK. OMFG.
Those MS-DOS command book aficionados might think the cmd line is one of the best things that ever came out of Microsoft. Again: it ain’t. What you can basically do with a Linux terminal is infinite when compared to MS-DOS.
People tend to think Linux is for pros. Look at me. I don’t code. I love Linux. Perfect match. Now back to the formatting please…
you should always stay on top with .NET, Silverlight, C++, Service Packs and whatnots. These ‘brand’ products — part of their business model — is what makes trusted partners up their bids for every new update or release of a Windows version. “Sorry, just can’t run that video without some dumb Silverlight” or “Shut the door, I won’t run this game because SP2 is outta date bra!” = try again. FOREVER.
I’m formatting this laptop because I ultimately need a program to run on Windows that, despite all my noob efforts, does not get a ‘Linux pass’… Brands hate low bidders and they mostly hate open-source code (their CEOs will say otherwise, open-source it’s “a trend” and they’re “always learning from it” and “incorporating stuff from the community” but they’re basically BSing right in yo face).
Turns out .NET Framework (4.5 or 4.6) is what messes this thing up.
Talk about a Microsoft powered solution…
I fixed the thing but I’ll always lose the war.
I cannot fight Windows users because they have always been there.
They have made coders the coolest dudes today (AppStore just opened more doors but Microsoft was the pionner in terms of community approach; you will see no official gathering of Apple fanboys outside a physical Apple Store:) and they introduced me into Word.
Winamp or foobar.
MS-DOS based setups and games. Opera. Napster. Titles like Age of Empires. Descent. Grand Prix Legends. Audacity. Sony Vegas. Photoshop. Premiere. I met all of these via Windows. Not Linux!
So we ultimately say thanks to a brand we’re not forced to but are obliged to thank due to — some will say consumer frenzy, others will say necessity, I dunno — whatever happened along the way in terms of tech upgrades.
LINUX IS AN ISLAND
where pretty much everything’s possible. You have tons of distros, like a menu, you get in a restaurant and you choose: distros for hacking, distros for servers, lightweight distros, gamer distros, cloud-based, I mean, choose your topping and Linux, it’s just like a brand but working from the outside. Worry not, they’ll take your order.
There are distros for music production. The choices are limitless: your Android on the phone can easily be synced and installed on your desktop. Famous distros like Manjaro or elementaryOS — the most gorgeous UX I’ve ever seen on a computer, it beats Apple to the millimeter of perfection! — are easily accessible and understandable. Plus: the problem-solving mindset of the community grants you a steady learning curve on how to update and fix stuff.
How to choose the best programs.
How to get rid of noisy stuff you don’t need and how to grab the most useful tools/programs/accessories.
Windows made them coders feel useful. They live to analyze and crack every line of Windows/Apple code. From kb to tera. Every black and white hats dream consists of Snowding the fuck up.
Without someone to challenge, without a ‘status quo’ (say IE, Chrome, Safari) there would be no Mozilla.
Ultimately when you think Linux you can smell there’s a ‘brand’ but one that comes out of you and not what someone might sell you.
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