[GLLUG] A big opportunity for Linux?

Clay Dowling clay at lazarusid.com
Mon Nov 19 15:44:29 EST 2007

The funny thing about all of this is that I use Vista every day at work,
and I really like it.  I haven't experienced the pain that everyone seems
to have surrounding Vista.  I'm using Professional, which doesn't seem to
have the constant "Are you sure you want to do this" feature that everyone
seems to complain about.  It did ship with a lot of "security" software
from the vendor (not Microsoft), but my first act was to remove all of
that and it's fine.

The rest of it, I couldn't be happier.  It looks like mostly a visual
upgrade.  The OS does beef a little about installing incompatible
software, but here's the really interesting thing about that:  all of the
free software I've installed on it like The Gimp, gcc, CodeBlocks (IDE),
Thunderbird, Firefox, OpenOffice and PostgreSQL haven't had any beefing. 
Borland and Microsoft products, I get the warning every time.  The Borland
stuff at least I know it's because at heart Borland's development team are
still at heart 16-bit programmers.  Don't know what Microsoft's problem

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