“I believe Microsoft should take full responsibility for the faulty design of Windows and recall every last copy of Windows ever sold. Buyers should get a working, safe, secure operating system in return,” Al Fasoldt writes for The Syracuse Post-Standard. “Some say that’s just not going to happen. But I can’t find anything in the realm of common sense that requires Ford or General Motors or any other automobile manufacturer to act responsibly by recalling defective vehicles while leaving Microsoft free to do as it pleases in its monopoly software market.”
“In light of Microsoft’s record and because of the current flood of Windows spyware and Windows viruses – an uncountable number of spyware infections and an estimated 125,000 active Windows viruses as of this month – I recommend two approaches,” Fasoldt writes. “I urge anyone who uses Windows to consider the two main alternatives to the Windows operating systems, Mac OS X and Linux. Both are much safer than any version of Windows and are free from spyware. There are only a few viruses for Linux PCs and none for Mac OS X.”
“Linux has a big advantage: It can be installed as a replacement for Windows on just about any Windows PC. Mac OS X is an operating system designed for Apple’s Macintosh computers, so you have to change from a PC to a Mac to switch to OS X. But Mac OS X has a huge advantage. Apple makes the Macintosh computers and the OS X operating system, and they work together seamlessly, without the problems that plague many Windows computers and some Linux PCs,” Fasoldt writes. “Nobody else makes the computer and the operating system. Apple’s advantage here is immense.”
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