Windows apostacy

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by Malcolm McLean, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. I've had Unix systems at work, probably more often than I've had Windows.
    But until now I've always used Windows for hobby programming.
    Whilst in the good old days Microsoft were very good to developers, and all
    the problems like the 640k lower RAM limit were the result of good faith
    mistakes, they've gradually shifted to the attitude that if they make it
    difficult for developers to do what the developer wants to do, the
    developer will do what Microsoft wants them to do. So you've got to fiddle
    with hidden options withe the latest compiler, in order to get it to
    compile a commandline ANSI C program. Then it spits out warnings about the
    standard library. I' getting fed up.
    Well my father bought a new computer. So his old one has been converted to
    Lubuntu ( a version of Ubuntu designed for elderly machines). It took me
    all day to get the OS installed and "hello world" written. My first thought
    is that at least it runs. When my father had it running Windows it was
    very unresponsive. Now it puts up windows and dismisses them snappily.

    If the experiment is a success, I might ditch MS altogether.
    Malcolm McLean, Jul 14, 2013
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