Reply to post: Re: Windows 10 is not cause of down trending PC sales

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage


Re: Windows 10 is not cause of down trending PC sales

"This is the same industry that genuinely believes Unix design foundations laid down in an era of Winchester disks and Wang terminals are still even remotely fucking relevant today."

They are - there are more devices running software founded on this principle out there than there ever have been. Heck it was good enough for OS X, and that's a brilliant OS.

"Software is a means to an end, and that end is making the user's life easier, not harder."

Exactly, so when one spends more time using the tool than getting the actual job done, it's not a good tool. A good tool is one that goes largely unnoticed. For an ever-increasing number of people, Windows is no longer a good tool so hence this article.

Whether a good tool is FOSS is irrelevant but when you have an axe to grind I guess it's easy to forget that.

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