1 hour ago, fanbaby wrote
I never said I hated windows or Microsoft. Never owning a Mac, I liked Windows.
What i did hate and do hate were some of Microsoft actions, like Silverlight on the web. That was the most evil/stupid idea ever, but that amounted to null, and thankfully Microsoft proved again and again more stupid then evil. Currently my only gripe is that Microsoft has turned itself to a patent clearing house ;)
Windows is great. It's graphic stack is still more advanced IMO then linux (i can only assume that Microsoft's tricks with the x86/x64 are magical), but I see no future for a proprietary OS that's not POSIX compatible.
I just don't think this kind of response has any intrinsic value. You say that "Currently my only gripe is that Microsoft has turned itself into a patent clearing house ;)" but also state "but I see no future for a proprietary OS that's not POSIX compatible."
This to one, points to someone being diametrically opposed to Microsoft (which you are).
After years of criticising Microsoft, your tone is sometimes "Yes, forget that I have always disagreed fundamentally with something Microsoft do throughout my membership of Channel 9, I am always opposed to them, and try to rake-up as much muck on them as possible, I am seldom if ever positive, except when I mention their failures, all I do is mention several gripes all the same time, and then say I have an issue with just one"
Luckily the future is Azure, more than 20% of Azure VMs run on Linux.