This is another case where you're talking about Office 97 and Office 2003 and I'm beta-testing Office 2013 Technet on a Windows 8 box and thinking... "how do these claims apply today?"
I mean, Windows 95/98 and XP and Office 97 and 2k3 were kind of the glory days of Linux and FOSS seeming like they might have had a shot - so I suppose it isn't surprising that we might see Linux users now pining for the good ol' days when Microsoft was the evil, insecure menace that required a clean install on every upgrade...
But it would be like me claiming that Linux suffers from difficult non-graphical installation processes that require users to know advanced *nix theory like using dpart to carve out slices on disks assigned strange and obscure names...
Or that wireless and sound support almost always requires you to add modules and manually compile your own kernel.
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