It’s amusing reading some of the trolls here expounding on the superiority of that other OS and deriding GNU/Linux or Android/Linux for whatever imaginary sins lie there.“My personal view is that there is no longer anÂ ability to add more speed-bumps and even if thereÂ was it would notÂ address theÂ changing environment. The road is covered with bumps and cones, but it is still there. The modern enterprise PC and Server infrastructures have been infiltrated with tools, processes, and settings to reduce the risk in todayâ€™s environment. Unfortunately in the process they have become so complex and hard to manage that few can really know these systems. Those using these systems are rapidly moving to phones and tablets just to avoid the complexity, unpredictability, and performance challenges faced in even basic work.” Today I read Sinofsky’s comments on how that other OS evolved with feature-bloat and four-lane highways for malware. Yes, Sinofsky, who worked at M$ starting as a programmer and who rose to be president of that other OS. He was there and described the competing wishes of users, salesmen and malware-artists. I left the fold in the midst of all that, unhappy with the actual performance of the software and blissfully unaware of the waves of malware which followed.
He sees the end of the old ways and the arrival of newer software with less baggage on ARM and the cloud giving us all a fresh start. GNU/Linux gives a fresh start too. Yes, refreshing. Why can’t the trolls be as forthcoming?