Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Eg the Control Panel is so much better organised.
You've got to be kidding? A bunch of icons with single word descriptions
that only make sense once you've used the system for years? If it's so
good, why have they tried to change it in XP and Vista, while retaining
> My particular bete noir is WiFi (and particularly NetworkManager)
> which seems to set out to be as confusing as possible under Linux.
Network Manager has never worked for me, the default Networking thing in
Ubuntu is pretty good. And as for Windows? Each card comes with it's own
control panel, in additional to the OS's own separate configuration
system in XP and above. I remember seeing a configurator for one card
that forced the user to enter the key in hex. My brother's laptop (XP)
used to lose WiFi on suspend, and eventually lost all the settings all
by itself. At least Linux distros are _trying_.
> Also CUPS, which seems to be run by androids.
> I mean, there are only about 3 possible configurations for a printer,
> so why does one have to read an encycopedia to set it up?
Ok, now this is definitely trolling. Printing in Windows is a complete
mess. eg if you want to be 100% sure that A4 paper is the default paper
size, you have to check three different dialogs, all of which look
pretty much the same, but are found at different places in the system.
Tim, what you seem to re doing is encountering _different_ problems in
Linux than Windows, and on that basis concluding that Windows is better
/ easier to use.
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