Re: Win 8 has no advantages @The BigYin 18:52
"Windows is crap"
It is. I use Windows every day and feel qualified to state that it is crap. And Win8 is more crap than Win7. If you want some balance - GNU/Linux isn't perfect either; nothing is.
"You can do that in Linux (then usually qualified with things like "I'm sure" or "can pretty much bet"."
It may surprise you, but I don't have time to go around and test every aspect of Windows emulation on every DE on every distribution. Also if I haven't tried something myself, I don't like stating it as a fact.
My current DE is similar, but not identical to, Windows. I am fairly sure, but have conducted no tests, that any Windows user could use it. There are, of course, differences out of necessity, e.g. workspace switcher, window controls in different place (I could move them, but I like them where they are), different Super-key behaviours (again, I could change these but I don't need to). And that's before we get into the differences caused by the filesystem, but again these could be dealt with, I just haven't bothered.
"Not exactly likely to inspire confidence in the people you want to convert, though it will go over well here, so it's a nice safe thing to do isn't it?"
So Eadon writes off posts they don't like as "shill", and you write off posts you don't like as "preaching to the choir"? A bit hypocritical, no?