[NEWS] 'Linux is too much like Windows'
bastill at adam.com.au
Sun Dec 29 18:10:49 CST 2002
Ian Loxton wrote:
>Just found this item. What do you think?
>Rant: 'Linux is too much like Windows'
>By ron carlson, Insanely Great Mac
I think Carlson is on a planet I don't want to visit. eg:
"the notion that users needn't know anything about Ethernet drivers or
registry files [...] is deeply ingrained in my psyche.", and
"Keeping "ignorant, panicky and dangerous" users out of the registry and
the guts of the box should be a computer maker's
No thanks - I joined the Unix-based systems to get away from that
arrogant "let's treat all users as ignorant children" rubbish.
>"Microsoft, Innovation, and Linux", John
> Dvorak opines that "Linux is too much like Windows."
>I think he and Dvorak have got it wrong but that is just my POV, what
>are your thoughts on the matter?
I think Dvorak is right. I'm not even happy with the platform most of
us use. Given the money, I'd have a Sparc workstation in a heartbeat.
"Linux may be more efficient and faster, but if you're going to play the
features game, you're bound to lose.
That's Microsoft's real specialty."
How could anyone realistically argue with that?
"So just as Microsoft has copied Apple's inventions out of necessity,
the Linux community copies the inventions of Microsoft out of necessity."
I wanted to get away from the
and the "we fix this in the current version" money-go-round. But Linux
is joining the club! WRONG direction, in my view.
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