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I Love The Passion, But Seriously, What An Idiot

I Love The Passion, But Seriously, What An Idiot

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This has got to be the most absurd comment about Windows or Linux I've ever read.  Clearly the commenter holds Microsoft in high regard.  I just wish he wasn't so completely retarded misinformed.

"You are kidding arent you ?

Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?
That sounds preposterous to me.
If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.
Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.
Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.
I think you need to re-examine your assumptions."

The comment and thread *sigh*

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  • Heh!

    I'm not sure what exposure you've had to some of the MMO forums, but after reading both the original comment and some of the follow-on articles, I smell what we affectionately know as a "troll".

    Personally, I believe the author is having quite a good chuckle to themselves about now (though I'm not denying the possibility they're genuinely that misguided).

    Update: I just noticed this fellow posted twice - you should read his second response. This post, more than the first, convinces me they're trolling. It's too well crafted to incite rebuttals from a defined target audience.

    Cheers,

    Lain

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