From the moment one starts Open Source Software, one can see the superiority of Windows XP. The GIMP, Mozilla, and Open Office all start much quicker than they do in Linux, even without using the quick start feature in Mozilla and Open Office that are absent in Linux. It is amusing knowing that what hackers call a slow and bloated operating system has no problem starting these programs, while Linux takes around a half-minute to start Mozilla and Open Office.
Not only do Open Source programs start quicker in Windows XP, but they even perform better than they do in Linux. Open Source programs on Windows XP have superior file dialogs and lovelier and more intuitive interfaces. Even with superior interfaces, Mozilla and Open Office perform better than they do on Linux. The only exceptions are GPG, which uses the command prompt as it does on Linux, and the GIMP, which stubbornly uses the GTK, or GTK's Terrible Kode, which also performs better on Windows XP. It is amazing that a toolkit designed for Linux is superior when running on Windows XP.
Why is it that Open Source Software performs better on Windows XP than it does on an Open Source operating system? Perhaps it is the superior threading in Windows, perhaps it is because Windows applications follow standard, while Linux applications are based on QT, GTK, Motif, and a number of other toolkits, or perhaps it is because that innovative professionals developed Windows XP, while Linux was designed by amateur hackers. Whatever the reason for OSS performing better on Windows XP, one thing is for sure: Windows XP is truly the superior operating system.
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