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Seven months with Windows 7

Oct 05, 2010, 09:03 (30 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Back in late February of this year, I performed an exhaustive test to see where Desktop Linux distributions stood in comparison to Windows 7. At that time, I discovered that Windows 7 is actually a really great operating system and seeing the amount of potential, I began to shift towards using it full time at home. As time passed I moved further away from Desktop Linux until it had been purged from my primary home computer completely.

"Don't take this the wrong way, I haven't abandoned Linux. I still happily maintain and support Jupiter for the Aurora team, and I do use Aurora here as well. My usage at home has simply changed somewhat, and for the better.

"So, what is it about Windows that makes it as good as, or better than Desktop Linux? To start, and probably most importantly; it doesn't crash. I mean that, seriously. I reboot my netbook where I have Windows installed once or twice a month based on updates to software that I am using or if a patch needs to restart to finish applying, and when it isn't in use I simply close the lid and the machine goes to sleep. It works exactly as I would expect it to work."

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