Linux vrs Windows –My Thoughts

Change is good but change is very difficult for the majority of people.
I believe that people who say that linux is not ready or is not as user friendly as Windows are making a mistake.This is simply because Linux is not Windows and may never be Windows.It seems that because these people started their computing life with Windows they seem to think that using Linux should be the same as Windows.Impossible.If possible then I guess there will be no need to have Linux.We will just have Windows and Windows 2 ; the same everywhere.
This “thingy” also seems to be something that affects Linux users also since Linux advocates also tend to badmouth Windows users sometimes very unpleasantly.Please its got to stop!!.
Its quite bad and a sign of intolerance to “diss” someone because they have decided on something or made a choice that you disagree with.Come on !!.VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.Imagine how boring it will be if everyone wore the same dress or did the same things.sheesh.
These are two different operating systems with different GUIs or desktops.
Also dont forget despite all supposed bad stuff Microsoft like Linux  does employ people who though they may not agree with their employers objectives or mission statement or philosophy,have to earn a living and as such have no alternatives.Also in areas like Africa since most organisations use Windows,it does serve as a means of livelihood for computer technicians with many charging for burning an XP or Vista cd and doing installations of Windows(more on copyright issues and licensing in Ghana,my motherland).

I think the best way to check all this “My own is better” competition  will be to get two  people with no computing knowledge who will be then introduced to Linux and Windows separately and following each other that is one would start his or her computing life or experience with Windows and another will start with Linux.They will then switch over after some time and share their experiences on each as compared to the operating system they started on.I believe this will then serve as a better means of really evaluating which of the two operating systems is better in terms of user experience or functionality.
Of course the top bleeding edge sample or product of each operating system will have to be used.
Also one must not forget that Linux distros are constantly being tweaked and improved.Its like having a product/research that you cant really finally bring out and say “Aahh!!Finally I’m done.Igor its alive!!!”. 🙂 Its never ending unlike Windows or Apple where a product is released and left on the market until a new version comes along.
Unfortunately this could also throw a kinda bad light on Linux constantly since improving your stuff means you may decide not make your product better at once and roll out but instead roll it out by  degrees and slowly add improvements making the product interesting as you go along.Kinda like a software engineering problem.All of this is IMHO of course with no insult intended to any  Linux distro developers.

Funny enough I dont seem to recall a time when people ever argued about or had a war on the merits of Windows vrs Apple or Apple vrs Linux.Why not????

For those who claim that they cant get the look,feel and operation of Windows applications on Linux applications I just want to ask them “have they tried investing a little bit of time and effort into learning and using Linux applications effectively?” Its not as if there was no learning curve associated with learning how to use Windows applications.They definitely had to take some time to learn how to use these software.Reading manuals and so on.So why cant they do the same with Linux software??Especially with the tons of available manuals and tutorials on how to use Linux applications.
For those who also tend put forward the claim that Windows has a larger software base than Linux as their main reason for not fully using Linux I believe that this is no longer so especially with the huge amounts of software found in repositories and being constantly produced.Of course big game companies like EA and so on could also help by writing or porting by cool and fine games over to Linux.
I have an idea that we could something like the DirectX api for Linux.I mean OpenGL and Mesa are there but we need something that is failsafe and guaranteed to make gaming more d**n fine than it is now on Linux.
Of course I have to say that Linux games rock.There are many games for everyone.I’m currently convincing the kids and my parents that Linux rocks for kids due to the number of advanced educational stuff available such as gcompris.

From the above therefore I think that if we want Linux world domination then we have to think about Linux in a different way altogether.
Unforunately I’m still trying to think of how this can be achieved.
Any ideas?????

ABOUT ME:I’m currently a university student studying Accounting and living in Ghana,aka the GH, in West Africa.My main passion has always been computers and science.I’m also crazy about Linux and free and open source software.


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