Winer on Windows and Linux

Dave Winer finds truth lies in the middle, after reading a recent I, Cringely Windows vs Linux diatribe.

Reality lies somewhere between Cringely and Ballmer and Linus. How about this. Both guys (Ballmer and Torvalds) make really shitty software. Microsoft, after decades of Windows development still can’t make a robust operating system that a normal person can use. And Linux ships with every security feature wide open. An end user who actually installed it (an amazing accomplishment in itself) would end up (instantly) hosting a playground for script kiddies everywhere. And the user interface of Linux sucks. Windows isn’t totally terrible. It’s a huge embarassment that with many billions of dollars, dozens of years, and billions of man-hours, this is the best the human species can produce.

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