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A Linux Zealot Examines Microsoft Vista

Sep 24, 2008, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

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"Finally. The desktop is loaded and I can get to work. The first order of business is to install Firefox, OpenOffice, and The Gimp. I may be using a Windows operating system, but that doesn't mean I have to use Office, Explorer, and some proprietary graphics application. The installation of these applications brought about the next really annoying issue with Vista. Being a long-time open source software user I am accustomed to having to give the root password in order to install software. But just giving permission to continue to perform an installation does nothing more than annoy the user. What good does it do? I click on the OpenOffice install icon and then I have to give Vista permission to install OpenOffice? Didn't I just do that by clicking the OpenOffice install icon? Seriously"

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