I enjoy reading Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
blogs and articles, not (just) because he is a bit anti-Windows, but because he brings a different perspective that I think is healthy.
His recent blog
on Dell and Linux on the desktop was interesting, not just because it highlights yet another security hole in Windows, and in this case the "improved security" Vista, but because he thinks this will be the impetus, along with Dell's (soon to be offered) Linux machines, to get Linux on the desktop.
Having just gotten a new MacBook Pro
, I'm now one of those using another "closed infrastructure" but I like what I'm seeing thus far. I agree not being bound to Apple would be a good thing, but I'd pick Apple over Microsoft right now.
And I'd gladly use a Linux, or (gasp) even Solaris
desktop over a Windows one. I just happen to have the opportunity to have a Mac so I'm giving it a try. I have actually installed Solaris on a spare drive for the old Dell and feel it is workable but there are some apps that just aren't available yet that I use such that it can't really be my primary machine. I did just get the Solaris Express Developer Edition DVD
so when I find some time I'll give it a spin.
So, keep your eye out for the next Vista security hole, and in the mean time consider giving an alternative a try, perhaps even Solaris!