Bog Roll ::

It's Not Magic, It's Work!

01 Jul 2006

I Don't Hate Windows

This week I spotted a column where a Linux/Unix user claimed they "Loved Windows". Actually as you read the column you find he has given up hating Windows - it just takes too much effort, but it's clear he doesn't like it either.

In my case I don't hate Windows anymore, I only use Windows these-days as a dumb client to run PuTTY/Cygwin on, it serves no other purpose - useful or otherwise. I still find aspects of the design annoying and limiting, especially when compared with a superior desktop system such as KDE, but I've stopped hating it now too.

Windows is like some senile old relative. It may be cantankerous, nasty, and smell of wee, but you do feel sorry for it - or for the poor people forced to deal with it...