Today I was looking up some information about what is going on with Windows Vista, and its alleged new name as ME II, as well as the upcoming Vienna which is already in development.
That was all fine to me, I have my opinions about this, however, this post is not about that. it is about a comment that I saw on one of the posts that I had seen regarding Vista and Vienna (Can't remember which it was), and that comment was a perfect representation about everything I hate about ignorant people. I will attempt to remember what the comment said, just so you have an idea what I'm talking about.
Some people were debating whether Vista is as bad as ME, and whether Microsoft should come up with a new OS, or fix the current one, etc ...
ok .. sort of quoted ...
"it's all crap, Vista, Vienna, XP, ME...., move to Linux"
Ok , so that is very mature. (NOT). I do see the same behavior from Mac users, but not nearly as much as I see it from Linux users. What is up with that people? Personally, I have nothing against Linux. In fact, I am a Redhat Certified Engineer, and I think it's an amazing platform which serves its purposes.
That being said, most of my work revolves around Windows platform, and I love working with that too. Does it have problems? sure it does! what platform doesn't? is it as secure as Linux? perhaps, with some careful planning and thinking, you can possibly secure it, maybe not as much as, for instance FreeBSD, but fairly good. On the downside, for those who defend Linux with their lives: I don't care how good of a platform Linux is, I still need 3 times as long to deploy anything in production on this platform if I'm not extremely proficient in it. There is community support, but that isn't quite enough for anything in production. (and yes, i am aware that there is a RHEL release with enterprise support). The point is, however, with all its faults Windows has its advantages, and whether you like it or not, it is the major operating platform anywhere.
So... Linux fanatics, there's nothing wrong with your opinion, but please know that, bashing a Windows OS just because you think Linux is the greatest, is the most immature thing you can do. By the way, the same goes for any particular platform bashing, not necessarily just Windows. The concept, though, is what I'm addressing:
Keep your ignorance to yourself when you have nothing to say but throwing in your 2 cents about how the OS you use is the best in the world.