But that moment once every 2 years I want to upgrade the maps in my TomTom GPS device I know I have to boot Windows, for example by grabbing a free 30-days virtual machine from Microsoft (thanks to the “Modern IE” project) or installing the free Windows 10 beta testing version.
Many new users stay with Linux, some go back to Windows. It is not a commercial enterprise that has to justify its results, or lack thereof, to the stockholders like MS and Apple do. “those who disagree can’t give a reason why linux is on such a low %”
As was stated couple of times below, the Linux community does not advertise. For the most part, Linux spreads by word of mouth.
This, again, is a racist argument (or attitude, if you prefer) and also a missed occasion to discuss on actual fields of potential improvement (think about OCR technologies or advanced video editing). Having said so, the author of the post was the one to criticize something he doesn’t know.
“All he is saying to potential novices: be aware, it is not smooth sailing, there are pitfalls & here is what they are from my experience. ”
And all Lazza, Lard Taco, myself and others are saying to the same novices is It Ain’t So. Why are you putting so weight into Joel’s experience but are discounting the experience of the Linux users that have posted. Because Joel is a published blogger.
It was built to be part of a Continuous Integration process by the Mozilla WebQA team, but could easily be adopted by other teams and used in a similar way – it ouputs a JUnit style XML report that can be consumed by other tools such as Jenkins. It’s a useful tool, combined with others to automate web application security tests to a decent, fairly comprehensive baseline.
So while not directly involved, TrustedSec is a credible commentator on healthcare-related security issues and Kennedy seems connected enough to get the early drop on problems in this area. Last November, he testified before Congress on the security shortcomings of HealthCare. David Kennedy, TrustedSec’s founder and principal consultant, worked at the National Security Agency and the United States Marines in cyber warfare and forensics analysis prior to moving into the private sector.
Most how-to’s offer copy-and-paste terminal instructions that naive users apple without a thought to the risks. Plagiarism is rampant, with bad info regurgitate all over the place. And that adds to the notion that Linux is a command-line-only OS, which is palpably untrue. The web is full of inaccurate and outdated info. Guidance is a big problem.
I followed the minimally-written installation instructions for each, booted into Clonezilla, but not knowing what I was looking at, and not having any docs in front of me – I abandoned it rather than risk losing a partition on my Windows PC. Started looking at SmartDeploy but gave up on it, and couldn’t find anything else in the Windows market of the “try and buy” variety. The software may have improved, but it isn’t perceptive for me to follow, regardless of the Windows-like gui. I then went back into Ubuntu, extracted the FOG gz file (I guess, but I don’t know where the extracted files went to), and don’t have a clue how to proceed. So, I created a VM box in my Windows 7 PC, put a slimmed down version of Linux on it, then downloaded Clonezilla, which was too smart for me, and then FOG. This intimidation factor has precluded me from taking Linux seriously for almost 20 years. My company is looking for a cheap (or better, free) method of software imaging, so that we can image each new PC that we buy, or re-image PCs that fail.
Or do you suggest using OS X, which has more bugs than an ant hill, and is again renound for being slow and bloated. But you suggest abandoning a Linux installation that takes a few tweaks to work better in favor of Windows, which is renound for malware, spyware, bloat, requiring registry hacks, and updates that take half of forever. Yes, the truth is, stuff breaks no matter what OS you use.
After all, if it wasn’t easier, there would not be so many Windows users. There is a misperception in the Windows vs Linux debate. That’s like saying that Mandarin is easier to learn than English or Spanish because more people speak it than English and Spanish combined. Because the vast majority of PC users had to learn Windows for various reasons (work, for a long time PCs came only with Windows, etc) and very few PC users had/have to learn Linux, the perception arose that Windows MUST BE easier.
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