>Picture yourself having a dual booting machine, say a laptop or a tablet. >You could chose to boot Windows 8 in a couple of minutes or Linux almost >instantly (say, less than 10 seconds). Which one would you boot more often?
One of the things that really upsets me about LWN, and most Linux-related forums in general, is the obstinate refusal to consider minor points like 'facts', preferring to make up random nonsense trashing other platforms rather than ever bothering to make a fair comparison. It's like many people can't think of any ways in which Linux is *actually better*, so they have to make some up.
It's tiresome and childish, and it makes FOSS advocates look bad.