Why, oh why, do people continue to use Microsoft? And when will someone hire me to work on a linux system instead of on fucking Microsoft's broken trash?
That's because linux doesn't make trash so it doesn't need working on. Windows, however, is a recursive error in itself.
There is probably a tremendous amount of truth to that.
Who knew that the key to making an operating system popular for programmers is to make it as broken as is reasonably possible while still getting some modicum of work accomplished.
Aparently it's a well-known concept at microsoft.
(ok... big conspiracy theory coming... but i've heard it happen before)
The problem is, they find "hackers" and instead of pressing charges, they hire them for coding/debugging and pay them big bux to NOT hack... and they still mess things up. It's a marketing ploy, they submit broken code to the public and promise fixes so people buy the product and hope against hope that i'll get fixed and actually work when they're really just wasting their money on "security updates" which are just security checklists to see how many people are illegally using their OS. Why else would M$ continue with "critical security updates" for XP which is now declared a "dead" OS since it reached its End Of Life process.
Linux has no need for "hackers" (which is why a "virus" for linux is exceedingly rare) and thus less errors in linux code...
Linux has no need for "hackers" (which is why a "virus" for linux is
exceedingly rare) and thus less errors in linux code...
erm.... linux and supporting tools were written largely by hackers. (in the traditional sense of the word)
well.. i meant "destructive hackers" not hacker in the traditional sense.
yeah.. it's still a broken system no matter what you do or try to explain it..
Subject: Some funny guy donated microsofts money to a linux distribution
Hello, my name is Graeme Cobbett. Today, I donated $115 to a non-profit organisation which maintains and develops a free alternative to Microsoft’s Windows operating system. But I didn’t fund this myself: Microsoft did. Here’s how I did it.
quit microsoft, stopped working with its products.
quit ms, stopped working with its products, and forgot that they still own vast majorities of the markets they're in.
Real smart guy. Did he quit research, or did they push him out.
Revenue trails relevance by quite a long time. Microsoft will be a cash cow for some more years, but they're no longer dictating the direction of the entire industry. And that's a good thing.
Only relevant to the last 10 years.... since Bill quit.
I'd be willing to bet that their click throughs on their main google search results ads are less than 50% .
I realize that's kind vague, because all the search bars on other people's pages are really the same thing, but you could never go to google.com and still provide google lots of revenue by clicking ads from your favorite other sites.
seems as if microsoft has to fight harder to catch ground again.
LMAO now that's a good one.
It seems now-days I only use Windoze for some games my friends work on. Otherwise you'll find me on my linux boot. Even then I could just get a VM and put windows inside linux instead of the other way around. I know it's grossly inefficient to put linux vm inside windows, but hey, I had to try. The next computer I get, or the next time I format this beast, I'll make linux my default and run windows in vm. Windows is dead, as so many have already staed. I'm going to just use it as a secondary now instead of my primary.
I wonder at this point how much of google's ad revenue comes from its
own search results pages and how many of them are placements on other's
websites and adwords and such.
That's the brilliance of the platform, though -- the ads on other sites are targeted by the search engine's knowledge of not only those sites' actual content, but their linkage from other sites. Only a big search engine with a big pile of analytics attached to it can pull that off.
The worst of it is my vmware modules won't compile, though I don't know why nor how to force it to try again so I can find an error message.
So some of my vms work and some have weird fuzzy mouse problems. Really annoying.
I love computers.
VirtualBox does what I need; why pay for VMware if you don't have to?
My primary complaint about VirtualBox was that it was a big hassle to get the network configured. That was a while ago, though. Has it evolved to the point where you can just tell it "bridge to eth0" like VMware does?