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Why do Windows programs suck so freaking much? (and what can they learn from Linux)   
Sunday, November 30 2008 @ 10:37 AM EST
Contributed by: sde

Look, I'm sorry, but it has to be said. Open Task Manager on any Windows computer and chances are there are a hundred processes even if you're just sitting idly on the desktop. What's with the obsession to constantly make crap run on startup? Let's look at some common offenders and how to cut them down to size.

When you write a Linux column like The Linux Distillery it’s hard not to talk about Windows now and then. We all know Microsoft’s operating system has the dominant position for desktops around the world and for many people it will be their first experience with computing.

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