Re: Ah the MS hatred alive and well
Ending with "Orderly queue please for the down votes…" makes it look like you don't even have any faith yourself in what you just posted, and instead were just looking for a OS flame war.
You are entitled to your opinion, i'm not twelve any more, so no downvote from me.
However, from my experience. I've been on many operating systems over the years. And without listing my entire history in IT, from AmigaOS, various Linux distros, Windows 95 to 10 and a bit of dabbling with the MacOS - I'm far from a "Linux die-hard"! I'm about as OS agnostic as they come.
Being a content developer, I just use what works. And until you've been sat up for three days coding, only to go for a coffee and return to find your OS (Windows) decided to auto-install updates and reboot causing you to lose days worth of work - labelling painful experiences as being a "die-hard" to because a person found an OS that doesn't do that is just ignorant to the facts.
I'm sure I'm not the only one here with painful Windows anecdotes either. How many on here have sat wasting their lives away watching Windows installer progress bars I wonder? How much time lost would that amount to over a persons lifetime?
How many people build a custom pc - only to slap a Windows OS on it that every other Joe out there is running. Where is the personality in Windows?
Up until recently I've paid for every release of Windows, on not just mine but my partners pc's. Now that it's free doesn't make me feel any better either; when the user is the product they are selling - or more aptly selling out.
When I build a pc. I build it or me. When I put an OS on it, I expect it to work for me, not against me. When I donate to Linux, I do it out of a sense of gratitude, not out of necessity or cult obligation spurred on by the "newest is best / everyone else uses it / keeping up wit the Joneses" mentality.
When Skynet..! er.. Microsoft release an OS that makes me more productive, is open source, privacy centric, and isn't a rolling experiment for their psuedo-digital convergence cluster fuck. I may actually start using Windows again. As for the abortion it has become today - i'd rather be labelled a [ fill in OS here ] die-hard, because I guess I'm in good company. Company that is growing every day if M$ keep this shit up.