Re: With M$ Windows dead as a dodo
Windows 10 the most fit looking?
Did you mean shit looking?
It's the most ugly, disjointed piece of crap that I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. I avoid it like the plague it is, but when I do briefly find myself using it, I feel a deep, guttural revulsion that makes me want to get out of there and into something better post-haste. The white on white with a side of white interface, flat and featureless, not only hurts the eyes, but gives few cues about what it does. The UWP bits are flat and ugly too, but a different flat and ugly, not being bothered to follow the system theme themselves, but to impose their own. It's a mess... and if I were ever tasked with making an implausibly ugly OS, I would think the result would be far more attractive than what Windows 10 looks like. It takes real talent to reach those depths of ugly, and I don't have it in me.
When is this "you have to be a magician to keep it running" effect supposed to happen? I've admittedly only been using Linux for 3 years, but it seems like that would be long enough for any need for any magic to manifest itself. It hasn't been a problem... it just keeps working, day in and day out, without needing any heroic measures. Reading about the disasters that keep coming every 6 months from Redmond strikes me as more like what you wrote, with multi-hour upgrades that frequently break things that used to work (or that after having wasted hours of your time, it decides it can't continue, and without giving a shred of useful information, wastes more hours reversing itself, only to try the upgrade again as soon as the cycle is complete).
Windows may be yet alive, but it's not alive and well. It's alive and on borrowed time. You can't treat your users like crap and expect to keep them, and MS knows this. It's why they never went so far as to use their monopoly power to force Vista on people who refused it... there were lines not even "M$" would cross, back when they used to care about keeping Windows healthy and vital long-term. Quite evidently, they no longer do. They know what they are doing is slowly killing Windows, and nothing but vendor lock in and inertia is keeping it going now. It's utter shite, and everyone knows it, certainly including Microsoft. It's that way by design.
I don't know how anyone can like 10. I know some are paid to like it, but wow, even if I were being paid handsomely to pretend it's great, I don't know if I could pull off such a magnificent con.