The industry is beset by crippleware
Time & again, one sees good hardware, ruined by crippleware - bad software's rotten coding, which seeks to corner the market, to prevent better developers getting their hands on it, to show what it can really do. A general concensus exists, scaling down the proper functionality of software, to reproduce in the the technical field, the entire spectrum of business ethics: undeclared warfare. Journalists are paid to rubbish alternatives, herding the unknowing, down the authorized channels .. Which don't do the job properly. Burning a DVD on M$ Win can take 2 hours, because M$ Win can't keep track of all its files properly. On Linux, it takes c. 20 mins. The differential is 300%-600%. Coding in M$ OSS misaddresses the hardware. What a dismal performance .. M$ has corrupted others, such as Apple, which used to be less monopolistic, and more design-centred - in a word, creatively-focussed. One bad apple, ruins the whole barrel. then one has to throw the whole lot out, & start again. Which is exactly what Linux has achieved. Technical people discussing what the software does, or ought to do, instead of the commercial rabble ..
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