In April 2010, about 15% of the world's Internet traffic was hijacked by a set of servers owned by China Telecom.
Wasn't there an article yesterday about how this wasn't true?
You sounded it, because you only went after the point I made in my init. post that had "bill gates" &/or "microsoft" in it (& from having been around here for around 8 yrs. total time now, that type of reply is usually the province of *NIX fanatics (for lack of a better term)).
Actually, I think it's due to the fact they are preinstalled, AND, that in some things, MS does do a better job. A case in point, is gaming (and what is one of the things "normal end-users" (for lack of a better expression here) love?? Games!).
I can certainly agree here.
Drivers for hardware also tend to be another 'advantage' MS enjoys... very high quality ones, because the hardware makers know that devs need to be paid to write these, & that hardware makes them monies... so, Windows gets that type of development generally & of higher init. quality, first.
Not really, tons of the drivers for Windows are terrible or nonexistent (esp. in the case of older hardware).
MS also has "volume mgt. tools" like ActiveDirectory (AD) &/or Group Policies (alongside typical logon scripts &
I think LDAP does this, iirc. I can't speak to whether it is easy to set up or not though.
Linux also pursues the "freeware" concept of "no money down", which is an INCREDIBLY HARD PRICE-POINT to out-compete... is this "fair", vs. software that costs money??
Why does it have to be fair?
It actually doesn't make sense to me, unless you figure that Windows IS "so much better" at various things that people like it better (like gaming) or, don't see a need to change.
The majority of people (at least now) absolutely do not see a need to change from what they have preinstalled.
P.S.=> MS is also so "out there' & widely used, that IF you're looking for work? Well, MOST of the jobs deal in "knowledge of Windows" or Office, or MS dev tools from what I see in the 'want ads' also... apk
Sure, that's true enough as well--lots of software is made only for Windows. However, there are increasingly more alternatives for Linux that nullify these advantages.
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