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thing that pissed me off was the so called free upgrade to Vista that was advertised. When I went to get it I was asked for 80 euros. Dirty robbing thieving bastards. Service charge and postage - absolutely mad and a total con.
So I'm still happily using XP (and Centos)
Parent gets my vote.
I agree that the one or the other premise is nonsense, and that one size will never fit all.
But again I keep hearing this web apps cut development costs argument which I don't buy at all.
Where server based apps such as web do make life better is deployment/publishing and control of the app.
Although a lot of client apps these days are very good at updating themselves over the internet
Hear hear !
Technological evangelical bandwagons. All aboard.
One size fits all is another problem. Silver bullet for sale over here, will work for all applications big and small, and solve all your problems.
I have developed Desktop apps and webapps, and my experience is that webapps take longer to develop.
The webapps are fast and versatile to develop claim left me wiping tea off of my keyboard.
Of course things get complicated by people coming out of university only knowing java and having a patterns book stuck up there arse.
If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.