This is now my inaugural post to my journal. It is my journal, not my blog, even though for all intents and purposes, it is a blog. While you can read my opinions on Mozilla over at MozillaNews, the Mozilla centered news site I help run (and basically do all the news posts), I don’t think it’s appropriate to have a non-topic-specific journal there. Mozilla is already politically charged enough as it is without adding my baggage. So for now, this is where my general rantings and ravings will go.
To start things off on a charged note, we’ll revisit, very briefly, the Linux Vs. Windows debate.
Linux kicks ass in serverspace. Even in some vertical markets of workstation implementation it kicks ass. I think it would be great for CAD systems to move to Linux. Crashing while designing the floor trusses in a high rise would be a Bad thing. But as a desktop, right now and for the forseeable future, it sucks. Let’s move on.
Windows, on the other hand, is an excellent Desktop OS. Aside from app support, it’s a fantastic single user environment, and with some proper security restrictions to the horrid built in Worm Distribution System called Windows Scripting Host, we’ll be set. And get rid of IE, my god. Use Mozilla. But Windows sucks in the serverspace, and has no business being there. Too bad MS doesn’t see it this way… An ideal world would have lots of Windows desktops with decent security, all connecting to Linux based servers. Oh, and there would be free money and magical pixies.