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My hatred for Windoze is as a million burning suns

You know, installing updates... "Do not turn off your computer"... 1% progress every minute or so... Dies at 27% with no message... After the machine doesn't spontaneously reboot, heart in mouth, I restart it. It works, with no notice of what's been changed.

What a creepy, stressful, and deeply insulting experience. Why do people put up with it?

The dominance of Windows has to explain a lot about the neo-liberal dominance since the mid-70s, but I don't know how.


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Submitted by jumpjet on

OS X is a breeze to use, but Apple's draconian practices in other areas, not to mention their disapproval of third party modifications, sours me on the company as a whole.

I'm thinking of moving back to a base-Windows machine and installing Ubuntu, as Bruce Dixon recommended.

Submitted by lambert on

.... but I've used it a lot, and it's very acceptable, and not at all the hideous botch that Windows is.

That said, the last time I upgraded I destroyed my monitor's drivers, so I'm not sure it's good to stay on Ubuntu's bleeding edge.

Submitted by brucedixon on

It's based on Ubuntu, not the bleeding edge, but less bloat. Bodhi uses the Englightenment desktop, which takes a bit of getting used to, but is lighter on resources, for older machines, than any Gnome or KDE version, and visually quite stunning. Worth checking out at