Originally Posted by codex
one would have to admit that win xp and even better win2000 are pretty damn good OS's, with a much bigger software library than linux.
Hello all, new to the forums...I'm sorry but I would have to disagree with this statement.
In what sense are you using the phrase "software library"?
I just don't get it, there is an Open Source community developing hundreds of different types of software for Linux everyday. Even if Microsoft actually did have a larger software library, it's software that can only be patched by Microsoft.
On another note, I prefer *BSD, while I feel that Linux is barely organized chaos. Given, it's chaos with a mission, but it least it doesn't have an agenda..(Microsoft).
Stability and security are the two most important factors in choosing _and_ _maintaining_ an OS of your choice in my book, because in all reality a system is as stable & secure as its Admin wants it to be. But *NIX are clearly more stable and secure out of the box than Windows.
Hell, the sheer number of viruses Windows is subjected and vulnerable to _alone_ makes me scoff at the comparison.