Pretty self explanatory. You should try it out sometimes. (actually, don’t, we don’t recommend it)
Once again, thanks to Mr. Briggs over at BBSpot. ~Voltaire
Names – Linux, for reasons I’d rather not get into, I always think of eunuchs when I hear the word Linux. I think it would’ve been better if Linus’ brother Malcom would’ve developed the OS. Then at least it would’ve been funny – Malcomix. Windows 2000 makes me think “Wow, that Windows movie had a lot of sequels,” or “Gee, better get that product namer a Pulitzer for originality.” While neither rivals TRSDOS, I begrudgingly have to give this one to Microsoft.
Advantage – Windows 2000
Domain Names – Windows2000.com redirects you to a Windows 2000 product page on the Microsoft site. I’m not sure I’d trust my mission critical apps to a company that can’t even afford to give its flagship OS its own domain name. Linux.com on the other hand avoids the Microsoftian subterfuge and is just what it says. It’s a nice looking site with lots of good information. But wait a minute let’s take a look at the other side of the issue. Windows2000sucks.com is a pretty sad “sucks” site, Microsoft can’t even do that right. It doesn’t even look functional. Linuxsucks.com is another great Linux site.
Advantage – Linux
Mascots – The Linux mascot is Tux the penguin. A cute little fellow, but very vulnerable to killer whales. Now a orca, that would be a cool mascot, but I guess Sea World already has that. Windows 2000 doesn’t really have a mascot unless you call that flying multi-colored window a mascot. It might get a little bloody on some broken shards of glass, but I think even a penguin could destroy a pansy window.
Advantage – Linux
Search Engines – A search for “Linux is great” on Google yields 1,080,000 results. A search for “Windows 2000 is Great” yields 1,050,000. An apparent victory for Linux. Not so fast. A search for “Linux Sucks” yields 114,000 results, and a search for “Windows 2000 Sucks” gets 66,700. Why do I envision Microsoft engineers setting up thousands of web pages with just “Linux Sucks” on them so they could win this round. While not being so great, it just doesn’t suck as much.
Advantage: Windows 2000
Magic Eight Ball – I decided that I needed an unbiased opinion on which is better. What’s more unbiased than a Magic 8 Ball? I asked the Magic 8 Ball – “Is Windows 2000 better than Linux?” The response: “MY SOURCES SAY NO” That’s pretty clear. Just to be sure I rephrased the question. “Is Linux better than Windows 2000?” The response “AS I SEE IT YES”. Good to see that the Magic 8 Ball hasn’t succumbed to the Microsoft Propaganda Machine.
Advantage – Linux
Fuck Test – Fuck Linux! No doesn’t sound right. Fuck Microsoft! Ooh yeah, just right baby.
Advantage – Linux.
Final Score: Linux 4 – Windows 2000 2.
It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Linux is two times better than Windows 2000. Therefore I am proud to award Linux the BBspot Technical Excellence Award.
“One of 2000′s biggest book successes was the sleeper best-seller What’s the Number for 911′, which went back to press three times in less than a month last fall. Now, faster than you can dial 9-1-1, author Leland Gregory delivers his follow-up of more real-life calls to the country’s emergency operators.What’s the Number for 911 Again’ answers the urgent call for more of these wacky conversations. “Can you unplug my coffeepot I left on at my house’” “Where can I get rid of my Christmas tree’” Amazing and hilarious!”
This is a really funny book about people and their inactions with the police. Unfortunately, I can’t paste it here, so you might want to check it out at the original source:
If you liked the excerpts, by all means, buy that book.