Why Windows is not yet ready for the Desktop
Jun 12, 2009, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"4.2 Drivers often need to be installed, tweaked, or configured
before they can even be used as intended. They often don't work
"out of the box". Moreover, they never seem to be *just* drivers,
there is always some application that gets installed without your
consent which provides questionable value yet consumes resources
and slows your computer down.
"4.2 Drivers are one of the main sources of system instability
(likely just behind viruses/malware). Poor quality drivers make
Windows experience painful.
"4.3 Windows has no means to reliably update drivers when
critical updates have been made available for them.
"4.4 A lot of Linux specific embedded devices do not have any
Windows support. An argument that embedded device developers should
make their device Windows compatible is silly since that way
Windows won't ever gain even a traction of popularity among people
who need source-level access to the OS. Why should I install an OS
where my own hardware doesn't work?"
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