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Hey guys why do you compare Linux and Windows

By rmp_daredevil ·
First of all i'd love to say that i am really in love with Microsoft products.

I read the discussion about comparing Windows and Linux. Even i was also very much confused about "which is better ?"

I would ask only one question to the lovers of Linux OS.....

"What if windows don't think about comfort of users ?"

-----> If this happens then Microsoft can weekly publish plenty of Linux like products. And not only Linux but Microsoft can demolish the open source word from IT Dictionary.

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Linux does think about the 'comfort' of users

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Hey guys why do you compa ...

Comfort is a very subjective thing. It could be that some one is comfortable with secure software or with configurable, or an OS they can experiment with...

There are several distros attempting to be MS like, as in they try to appeal to what might be called appliance users. As in non-tech people who make their choices based on a small subset of very specific applications.

If MS hadn't thought of those appliance users at home mainly but some cross over into business they would be dead. It's only their anti-competitive practices and their marketing power that helped them survive the appalling quality of their operating system, something their target market doesn't really care about.

Of what possible benefit to any one except MS as a business is the destruction of open source?

Why do you think MS quality in terms of standards, security and robustness has improved?
Apple? The goodness of their hearts? Quality is an overhead in business where there is no effective competition.

Open source my man, they couldn't put them out of business, because fundamentally they aren't commercial.
Their only way of competing was quality.

Be careful what you wish for, you might get it....

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Not sure that I follow your logic here

by OH Smeg In reply to Hey guys why do you compa ...

-----> If this happens then Microsoft can weekly publish plenty of Linux like products. And not only Linux but Microsoft can demolish the open source word from IT Dictionary.

I very much doubt that this would happen mainly because if M$ went this way they would not be competing with Open Source but participating in Open Source Development so if anything they would remove Windows from the IT Dictionary not Open Source.

I'm not even sure that people other than Windows users compare Windows to Linux or any of the other OS's for that matter. You have one which through Anticompetitive Paradises is used on a % Desktop systems and the other which is used to power the Internet and Big Business. M$ as apposed to MS which is a disease is the recognized owner of the Desktop Market but I'm not sure that it offers a competing product for the rest of the IT Industry. Though M$ Marketing may wish that people believed differently of course.

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