... but number one on his list was a linux desktop GNOME 3. If he wasn't being balanced, that would have not been there.
I think he is pretty well balanced in his coverage. Windows has a LOT of issues that most just turn a blind eye too. The concerns about Windows 8 on a Desktop are certainly valid. I have tried multiple times to use Windows 8 on a desktop and for serious users it just falls flat. For recreational use it may be ok. I use a computer for my living, about 15-17 hours a day, and I don't like it at all, despite having used it (preview and final release for more than 3 months.
Office has been a problem for years. I have one shop that uses Word Perfect and several that use Open Office ... All have problems interfacing with Microsoft at some point and there really isn't a good reason for it.
Anyone who has ever managed exchange knows it is a nightmare. There are other solutions out there which are far superior to Exchange. Novell's Groupwise for example, is far cheaper has about 98% of the features and can even be used with Outlook so that the end user doesn't even have to know the difference.
Secure boot is nothing more than a last ditch effort to avoid people dumping Windows for Linux. Especially with the Windows 8 interface and Steam working on a Linux platform for gamers.
Maybe if you weren't a rabid Microsoft Fan Boy you would see that Microsoft's products (as with most products) have issues that should be addressed. Jack's list seems pretty spot on to me.
TR is chock full of the M$ fan boys, and they love to spout off anytime anyone has anything bad to say about ANY Microsoft product.
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