Monday, May 14th, 2012
On how I hate Windows
I've never been fan of MS Windows. There are many things I can't stand
about this operating system, but the worst is, that programmers from
Redmond are trying to convice me, that I'm an idiot.
There is fine line between "presuming that user is an idiot" and
"making an idiot from every user". The first one is what they do in
Cupertino. From Apple's point of view, every person behind screen and
keyboard does not know a thing about computers. So they carefully
research what users do with their Macs, what are the problems and then
they chose single approach for every task and remove all other
possibilities. I may not agree with that, but it works.
The second one is corporate policy of Microsoft. They include all the
possible options and then they preselect the worst. Then one day, when
you are running a .cmd or .bat script, which has couple of hundreds
megabytes and will take a few days to complete, automatic update will
restart your computer, killing all running tasks.
How can I _not_ hate Windows?