Wednesday, May 7, 2008

why MS is so mulish ?

Ive been a dedicated user of linux since december 2005, and the very first time i laid my hands on it,all my window panes went down.The very first thing i noticed while installing linux was its bootloader - Grub/Lilo.
Its ability to check for the presence of other operating systems (linux or windows) and its ability to load them in boot list. So one can easily switch over to os of their choice and not to forget the flashy "bootsplash" screen.While windows people have been following the policy of monopoly,so much so that they stench of it.If you ever tried installing windows over linux,you'd have noticed that it doesnt detect any other os apart from any previous windows installation.The windows bootloader will out of mercy wipe off any other os. I thought that vista would be loaded with a bootloader ala GRUB/LILO,but in vain.Though,even after that an intermediate/expert user can recover his linux installation. But the thing that im pointing here is "the attitude",though an expert can always recover from issues like this,but its the attitude of MS and its so obstinate,that even a basic bootloader screams of it. As it wipes off your linux from the boot sector,it screams of the perennial windows monopoly,that "if u cant win them,just buy/wipe them out"
attitude.

1 comment:

Patty said...

Thanks for writing this.