Okay... I don't have much time to write this, so, let's cut to the chase.
is freakin' hilarious. This one
is less hilarious, but more informative. Both articles are simply awesome.
Heh.... Some things which I absolutely love about Linux are the following:
1. They got the windowed scrolling right.
Heh... I've been using Linux a loooong
time. I was in my co-worker's office (who has Vista installed), and I was showing her two applications, which required that two browsers be opened simultaneously. As she went back and forth, I would tell her to scroll by just using the mouse-wheel, yet she persisted on "clicking" before she scrolled. I thought this was odd, so I said, "Hey... Lemme show ya a trick.", not knowing that Windows still
doesn't do scrolling right, and was quickly reminded of Linux's superiority. heh... I looked kinda stupid, but then I showed my co-worker how it works on Linux, and amazement was had by all windows zealots far and wide as scrolling was performed without a percursory *click*!
2. The lack of pop-up balloons in the lower-right hand corner.
All I can say is "Thank freaking heavens for this.
" THANK-YOU LINUX!!!
3. Viruses are like...... nonexistent. As are all other mal-ware.
I haven't had a virus - ever - in Linux. I don't get bloat-ware, ad-ware, spy-ware, and my computer doesn't consistently get slower as time goes on. My 3-year-old server is still alive and kickin' - just like the day I bought it. (As is my laptop, and workstation as well). I use them all every day and perform just as many updates, installs, and deletions as I ever did on my Windows boxen, back in the day - and none of em' slow down. Linux just works, and keeps working.
4. When I buy a new computer and install Linux on it, I just get what I want.
This isn't necessarily a thing having to do with Windows, but since it *is* windows which comes on 99.9% of all pre-fab computers, I'll pretend it is.
My father used to have a 700MHZ Athlon Thunderbird-based home-built computer (built by yours truly), and it came time that he needed a new computer. So, I told him to go and buy a Dell, as they were pretty inexpensive at the time. He did so. His computer came, and as he turned it on, he was quite disheartened. His new computer wasn't any faster than his old computer, but by the specs, this new machine was 4-5 times as fast as his old one. What was going on?
He called me, and I told him it was most likely all the crap Dell puts on their new computers for marketing purposes. We ended up wiping his whole HD, and installing XP from scratch.
He was amazed at how fast his new computer was.
Moral of the story? With Linux, each install I do, I get exactly what I want, and nothing, I mean nothing
more than what I want and need. Beautiful.
Okay.. Enough of my pet peeves.
Also, heh... Looks like Windows' DRM scheme creates yet another dilemma
for unsuspecting users.
Heh... What a mess WIndows is. I'm soooooooooooooooooo glad I use Linux.