Multiple workspaces has got to be the feature that puts FOSS desktops above Winodws' in my mind
Have you tried dexpot? If you're looking for a workspace manager for Windows, this is the best one I've come across so far.
Personally, I think people are aching for alternatives to the current big players like McAfee.
Damn straight. Our students use McAfee because our parent institution has a site license. Frankly, it's the biggest pile of crap going. It takes ages to scan, uses huge amounts of resources, and then proceeds to do fuck all about most of the infections. Those that it does claim to remove are actually still there afterwards. Frankly, I wouldn't install McAfee if they were paying me. Given the choice between that and Microsoft, I know which way I'd go.
Can anyone explain to me why Linux has so many filesystems? Windows has had NTFS for years (admittedly, several versions, but never any compatibility issues that I've come across), and Linux has, what, 73 or something?! Is it really that hard to get it right?
Aye. I was going to vote it down, but there's no "Piss Poor Grammar/Spelling/Punctuation" option. Shame.
they're not really bare metal hypervisors - they're cut-down linux OSes. ESX uses a redhat-based linux, ESXi uses busybox IIRC. VMWare Server (as faras I'm concerned) is a user-level hypervisor that runs on Linux too - or at least that's how I always install it
Not strictly true. The service console is a cut-down Linux. The actual hypervisor is VMWare's own creation.
Second that. I've been using Ubuntu for about 2 years, before that it was Debian. Frankly I haven't got time to piss about, I just want it working. I don't have a problem with binary only drivers like NVidia. I support the idea of free software as far as possible, but if it doesn't do the job, then I'm not going to go without.
The trouble with computers is that they do what you tell them, not what you want. -- D. Cohen