For Years I have been derided for stating M$’s OS was crapware. Now M$ admits it.

Folks who visit this blog have been telling me I was an amateur/incompetent/ignorant system administrator who could not keep XP running and that their favourite OS was invulnerable to all kinds of stuff even in the hands of ordinary consumers. Today, a different story emerges. M$ has published the crapware coefficient for its OS. The story is sad. M$ claims folks should switch to “7” or “8” from XP to endure less crap. The numbers for “8” are incredibly low because few use “8” and fewer write malware for “8”. Isn’t that amazing? If you really want less crap, switch to GNU/Linux. I did and I have never looked back at BSOD’s and malware with any fondness at all. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux rather than XP, “8” or “7”. Less crapware forever rather than zero-day vulnerability forever.

see Microsoft warns Windows XP users risk 'zero day forever'.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to For Years I have been derided for stating M$’s OS was crapware. Now M$ admits it.

  1. dougman says:

    I run a XP countdown clock on my website. Now and then I get an email or a phone call about what do I recommend to replace XP with.

    The VERY first thing out of mouth is, “What do you use the computer for?”

    1. if you just need something for Facebook, browsing, email, then get a Chromebook.

    Anything more than that and I recommend Linux Mint, as it is based on Ubuntu and Ubuntu derives from Debian.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-bv0z_pWI

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