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I see Microsoft more as the guy selling the Rolex. Except he doesn't so much sell it to you as he simply rips your current watch off your arm, tosses it in the ocean, then staples a new one to your wrist.
Or on 7th Avenue in NY. At least, that's where I bought one for my wife. Everything was OK until she took it in to have a new battery fitted. At least, the next two weeks were the most peaceful of a long marriage. She never said a word to me during that time, unless it was to issue an order.
I think it's highly presumptuous to align Microsoft with Gucci or Rolex. I see them more to be like Target or Walmart.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 - You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 - When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
I have loved Linux since I put my kids on it and realized that I didn't have to clean up after it every time they went out on the web and the machine caught a virus - it just didn't catch them. That lack of headaches made it a wonderful experience alone, and the kids ended up learning a lot more than if they had had a more commercial system.
After decades of working on Windows, I'm now porting Windows code to Linux. Linux is a joke and the UIs are even worse. They are like bad versions of Windows 3.1 written by people who've only read how UIs work.
Despite my current architect's love for Debian, I'm using Fedora with LXDE, which is barely tolerable (in the sense that getting stabbed with really thin needles is more tolerable than getting stabbed with knives.)
They're the only ones where you're unlikely to ever have to drop to a console to just make something work.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
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