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posted by martyb on Friday June 30 2017, @10:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the thank-you-captain-obvious dept.

Bryan Lunduke at Network World calls out what other mainstream media have been too timid, or bought out, to call out. He starts by pointing out that choosing Microsoft Windows for your organization should get you fired and that if you haven't already replaced Windows, across the board, you absolutely stink at your job.

There. Finally the topic is broached in mainstream media and a proper discussion can now start among decision makers who can arrange complete migrations to GNU/Linux, Chrome/Linux, one of the BSDs, or a combination of them.

As Microsoft security problems continue to escalate since even the pre-networked, MS-DOS days, managers and front-line grunts will find themselves increasingly culpable for selecting unviable software, such as Microsoft Windows. If they wish to pay big bucks for maintenance, there are plenty of companies around to participate in the money. Canonical, Red Hat, M:Tier are just a sampling.

[Ed. Note: I debated whether or not to run this story — in some respects it's just the Windows vs *nix argument all over again. Also, there are proprietary programs which are critical for certain industries which currently only run on Windows. On the other hand, gaining a mention like this in the more mainstream media, does that mean we are approaching an inflection point? Witness the increased displeasure with Windows 10's telemetry and the difficulty in completely blocking it. What programs do you use that are only available on Windows? What keeps you from moving to another OS? --martyb]

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  • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Saturday July 01 2017, @09:31AM (1 child)

    by TheRaven (270) on Saturday July 01 2017, @09:31AM (#533865) Journal

    He was livid when he couldn't get his 3-4 year old mac mini's repaired

    Why couldn't he? I needed a new battery for my 6-year-old MBP recently. When I logged a support request with Apple, they called me back and told me that the Apple Store probably wouldn't be able to handle it and offered to give me a list of authorised repair centres locally that could. I decided that was too much faff and did it myself.

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  • (Score: 2) by LoRdTAW on Saturday July 01 2017, @02:48PM

    by LoRdTAW (3755) on Saturday July 01 2017, @02:48PM (#533912) Journal

    From what I remember, the motherboard was bad and Apple wouldn't fix it. He could replace it but the newer mini's have soldered RAM but he refuses to buy one because of that.