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Every now and then I see people using Windows and I'm too tired to scream at them for doing it, and I'm ashamed of myself.

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    Every now and then I see ignorant people who have no idea how powerful an OS can be with the right tools, knowledge and mindset.
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    Every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tearrrssss...
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    @Blu3Monkey okay I'm obviously on one side here but you haven't heard his arguments, maybe you'd even agree on why he hates (or, dislikes) windows
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    @linuxxx Sure I can understand that. However I think common sense tells me that Windows is at 37.91% OS Market Share. Is this because it's such a bad product? Please educate me and explain to me why Linux or Apple is at around 5%. Is it because of their greatness?
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    @Blu3Monkey that's usually the argument for Linux so just saying.
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    @runfrodorun Please do elaborate? You came in strong, what happened?
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    @Blu3Monkey the os market is not a meritocracy just like music industry is not a meritocracy. Majority of consumers use what comes on the box. Microsoft spent the majority of the 90s beating out competitors with strong arm business tactics. So it doesn't really matter which operating system is better, windows is the king of the consumer market by default, and there are few technological arguments as to why it should be so. The same could be said about presidents of certain countries.

    This translates into a lot of proprietary software running on windows only; of course this has changed in recent days but too many legacy people are doctored in.
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    @Blu3Monkey if you like I can begin the barrage of technological arguments or I can save you the time if you're not interested.

    Disclosure: you're new here and my thing is i viciously beat down Microsoft projects as a second job, so to give you a little context.
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    @Blu3Monkey @DevBowser Well, I think that the main reason is that most Linux distro's don't have much money to get themselves into the mainstream world/advertise. I know multiple people who didn't know about Linux and had to use it for a project (used to be windows people) and are now Linux users in general. Not saying it's the best os in the world but the fact that it cannot do much advertisement is a big slow-downer.
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    @DevBowser I get that it powers your business and, good for you! (No, not sarcastic, really, good for you, person!). But keep in mind that some businesses can't use it. My own business can't, policy is open source to prevent the possibility of build in (govt) backdoors because that's more difficult with open software.

    But then again, if it works for you, that's fine, man!
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    @runfrodorun Cool story Bob. You apparently feel very entitled. To answer your question, no, I have a business to run, I don't waste my time arguing idiots.
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    @Blu3Monkey okay this is starting to turn into a hostile environment which I don't like but I have a question, how is runfrodorun an idiot? I mean yeah I'm a Linux fan but as far as I know, his facts check out (the MS buying competition ones). The other part is just a joke I think.

    Anyways, welcome!
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    @DevBowser you make some points but they are flawed:

    Linux is powering business not windows. Most websites, databases, infrastructure, embedded systems, phones, and for that matter many end user workstations. Sure, windows is doing a ton of stuff for business-- I've been in shops where it does so, but in the view of the world from my perspective I've rarely see it do more than be used to manage the Linux or unix systems that are doing the real work.

    More, politics are very important in computing. By going along with what is and ignoring the reasoning, you empower those who have the keys to your computer to continue to do so. Example: i always hear people say all the games I play are for Windows; my choice is to not play games that are only for Windows, because by accepting things at face value you relinquish your power to make things better. I make my choices based on merit only, and that is highly politically influential. You could do the same! :)
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    @Blu3Monkey apparently you do not have better things to do than argue with idiots. Apparently you can't take a dark joke either which was the purpose of the OP.
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    @DevBowser But, I have to say, (personal opinion) windows is in general more insecure (windows 10 is a privacy hell anyways) than Linux (own experience, pentester)
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    @runfrodorun Have to agree with you on this one. Sorry other peoples :/
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    @linuxxx this is also true. My current firm has Linux and windows boxes at everyone's desk and since we handle classified information Microsoft has to provide us with a special build because the main one spies on you so hard.
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    @linuxxx TANKS man!

    I'll just say it again... the original post was a JOKE. You can relax ppl. But every joke is rooted in some hard truth.
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    @DevBowser again, your logic is respectable but flawed. Internet explorer has over a billion users (or at least did at one point) but is so wildly hated by almost everyone. And outlook has a billion users... what about gmail? Those are all running google proprietary imap and smtp servers on a Linux system. I guarantee they have more users than outlook.

    I respect that Microsoft drinks their own kool aid and uses their own technology in house, but great numbers does not a great product make... for there will be another with greater numbers. And who's to say it gained those numbers with its merits?

    As I said, Microsoft rolls special builds for our windows boxes at work. It's because it's harvesting your data. If Microsoft wants heir operating system to do something, they can. Restrictions that dictate how you use your computer can be built in. And honestly with what we know about Windows security it's pretty much known that you are opening yourself to many vulnerabilities by using it.
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    @DevBowser Okay that last line makes no sense, sorry man. But here comes my instinct (privacy freak). Outlook etc have such a number of users because their products are easy to use and affordable. All M's's products are in the biggest mass surveillance network of the world though, the reason I avoid them as hell. Why aren't there many privacy services with large amounts nlof users? People are comfy with the big ones. I don't use ms products, Google products, Facebook products (yeah no whatsapp and Google) etc. I use Signal, Tutanota and other privacy aware services.
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    @DevBowser you sound like Steve ballmer :P "it's good cause it's popular!" Or "if you have nothing to hide then I should be allowed to see everything you do!"

    No offense but that's crazy talk. I'm strongly principaled to the point where it's over the top. If somebody doesn't have a reason to have my information they don't get it. Have some self respect.

    Edit: huh I guess he deleted his account. Well now I feel bad.
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    About to launch a tinfoil business, can I take preorders? Alright let's end the debate since it's going downhill.
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    @Blu3Monkey Good idea, this is really getting hostile. @runfrodorun as you know I agree with you but I'm not in for making enemies here haha!
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    @Blu3Monkey amen to that.

    Well @ScribeOfGod promised me a tinfoil hat but I really want the good stuff to be used for it. If you could make a breathable tinfoil to be used for a temperature regulated faraday cage hat that would be a marked improvement.
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    @linuxxx Sorry! Well like I said I feel bad because he deleted his account but it is what it is.
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    @runfrodorun Haha that's a great business idea right there!
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    @runfrodorun To be veeery honest, that was aimed at the other guys kinda but oh well xD
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    @linuxxx it takes two. But I generally enjoy starting os or editor wars.
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