As you may recall, outgoing PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback had almost nothing good to say about Vista in his most recent column. Just about everyone I know that has used Vista is going to stick with it and Information Week poses the reasons why that not so strangely, I agree with.

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Created by mark 10 years 21 weeks ago
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EdLesMann's picture


10 years 21 weeks 4 hours 20 min ago


Articles like this are nothing

Articles like this are nothing but a waste of bandwidth.

I buried this article because it is clear that the author does not have the experience needed to back up his claims and is very biased.
I have heard some good reasons to stay with Windows and even switch back to Windows for certain people, but this article has none of them. To keep this from being an all-out attack on the article/author, I will give just one example of something that bothered me.

He mentions that Vista is great because "I can download drivers and double click them to install, what a revelation".
But he argues against Ubuntu because he had to install nvidia-glx from Synaptic.
Its been a while but from my experience, hunting around for drivers on-line can be a pain. Especially when its your network card that Windows doesn't recognize (yes, I have several that are not recognized by Windows) or an off brand piece of hardware. I would /MUCH/ rather open up Synaptic and have it install a package, because even if it was a network card, I can install the package off of the CD! As far as double clicking a package, if you had the .deb file and it was not in Synaptic you can still double click the file and install. That "feature" has been around for some time now. Apparently he did not bother to try it.

There were many other issues I had with the article but this was a big one for me (OK so I am going to mention another. Flash. Open firefox, navigate to youtube.com, when it asks if you want to install flash click yes. Done! Was it really that hard?).

In short, the article is very biased by the author and it is very clear that he does not want to have anything to do with Linux. If that's the case, he should just leave and stay in his little Windows world because he does not have the knowledge to effectively convince anyone but those who have already made up their mind.

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10 years 21 weeks 4 hours 3 min ago


I'd just like to point out that

I'd just like to point out that Flash is not free software so for me personally it is very _hard_ to navigate to youtube.com and click yes to install Flash. However Gnash is something which I believe will make it "easier" to view Flash content on GNU/Linux then with Adobe's proprietary version.