• @M500
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    1575 months ago

    I was just thinking about why many things on Linux are better. Like the install process on Linux is years ahead of windows.

    Then it occurred to me that windows only improves things that can make them money. If you need to install windows, then you can deal with the crappy installer.

    Linux devs improve the parts they think need to be better. The decisions are not guided by money and can be made without bias.

    • @exocortex@discuss.tchncs.de
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      5 months ago

      Now that you’ve got the idea apply it to everything in capitalist society. Especially if something is owned by shareholders.

    • @danc4498@lemmy.world
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      305 months ago

      Most people don’t install windows. It comes pre installed on something they bought. Microsoft probably puts more time into automating the process.

      Also, last time I installed windows it was a breeze. I haven’t installed Linux in at least a decade, so I can’t speak for that.

    • Avid Amoeba
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      5 months ago

      Sounds like the decisions about what to make, how to make it and for whom to make it are done by the people doing the work. 🤔🫢

    • @crispy_kilt@feddit.de
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      65 months ago

      Linux devs improve the parts they think need to be better. The decisions are not guided by money and can be made without bias.

      Sounds pretty communist

    • @Lmaydev@programming.dev
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      45 months ago

      The install process on windows is clicking a few buttons.

      For the vast majority of users it’s a way better experience.

      • @MonkderZweite@feddit.ch
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        75 months ago

        The install process on windows is clicking a few buttons.

        That’s the default tracking experience, if you fall for all the dark patterns. Was a while ago, hunh?

        • @scarilog@lemmy.world
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          35 months ago

          There’s that one screen where you disable telemetry, which I’ve always consider a part of the install process, but is there anything malicious other than that? The process as a whole is quite straightforward in my experience.