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I'm one who gladly voted this down. Anyone who writes a meditation with $title =~ /.*hate.*windows.*/i in it is just asking to be called an XP whore. But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and pretend that wasn't your intent...

That said, why would you hate an entire OS because of the amount of lines it takes you to change the permissions of a file? That makes less than no sense, and it's likely that your first shot probably isn't nearly the best. Should I hate Linux because it's not possible to legally view the contents of a web page without using the fonts from an installation of MS Windows? Or why don't I choose to hate it because it can't do anything to provide me the graphic quality that DirectX can?

Why don't we compare the amount of lines it takes to just create the widgets of a GUI program in Perl vs. that "language for stupid people" VB? Should I use that as a basis for why Perl sucks?

The point is that dismissing the good points of any tool (whether it be an OS, language, IDE or otherwise) because you found something that sucked is a sign that you probably haven't taken the time to match the tool against the task or you're being overzealous.

Every language/IDE/OS sucks in some way or another (in fact, usually in at least 10 different ways).


In reply to Re: Changing owner of files: Windows vs Linux (or Why I hate Windows) by mothra
in thread Changing owner of files: Windows vs Linux (or Why I hate Windows) by ton

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