"Microsoft's army of apologists like to spread the word that
Linux is a "hobbyists OS", so this post is a look at what that
means and why it's a label more suited to Windows. The attack is
meant to draw attention to the fact that anyone can write code
which appears in Linux, inferring the quality of the code is
dubious. Basically, it can't be good quality if people outside the
corporation write it.
"They try to paint the picture that while Windows just works,
Linux needs a lot of tinkering to get anything done. It's pitched
at both home users and businesses. For the home user it's about
"you have to learn all this stuff, and spend hours fixing it" while
the businesses get the "you have your staff PC's down for X hours
so they can't be productive, while also spending extra wages on
skilled IT people to fix and configure things." The implication is
that "Windows is a better investment in man hours, productivity and
cost, Linux costs you money."
"How many man hours do you have to spend on Windows doing virus
scans, spyware scans etc? How many man hours do you have to spend
Googling to find how to remove infection because your chosen
protection tools can detect it but can't remove it? How can you
assure your customers that their data is not compromised by some
spyware your tools can't detect? How can you be assured that the
site supposedly giving a solution to a particular virus is not
itself a phishing scam waiting to sell you some software if you put
your credit card details in or a script laden site ready to dump a
whole new payload of malware on your plate?"
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