Windows is built by a collosal money machine, with incredible resources built on a history of strong arm tactics that actually violated law and clearly lacked any sense of fair play. Windows is now a pretty technically sound product, irregardless of some of the purely technical faults, but the costs getting there were in my opinion too much, and I don't have much respect for them as a result.
Linux is built by many volunteers and increasingly by computer industry folks who recognise what Linux has come to be. Linux is based on something more than mere money, it has as a primary goal to simply do things the right way.
So given the above, I for one do run some Linux, even if it has less in the way of applications (in many areas, of course, in many other areas it is vastly superior, goes both ways), as all technical issues aside, Linux was simply built by better human beings. That said, I also run windows 95, because it has a better browser. Since microsoft leaves folks like me behind (because I don't constantly shovel money their way), eventually the 95 will be gone too. 98 and above just waste resources, so not much interest currently, although I do like microsoft technology so if I ever get hardware resources to waste, I might revisit this.
Those are the reasons that I don't really jump on the debate, and I think you'll find that there are others like me who have no interest in debating, many folks have absolutely no problem when folks like streetlawyer runs windows, indeed, many folks don't care at all what the likes of streetlawyer do and therefore ignore these types of people. But I feel generous enough to give streetlawyer this kind of feedback, I feel its my mission in life to offer gentle feedback to any of the worlds lost souls, and I continue to do this any chance I get. Hence this post.
I also made a bit of a promise to myself that I'd try to do my part to make streetlawyer a better person, currently he's resisting, but I feel eventually he'll come around and we can work on his poor disposition for starters. If the rest of you could quit picking on the poor fellow, I might be able to initiate some progress here.
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