November 1st, 2005


Geek wars!

There was an lj post yesterday that sparked a discussion between myself and one of my geekier friends about operating systems and which was the best. This person is not a fan of Windows XP and said it sucks and that Windows 2000 rocks. I was saying that it's a matter of opinion based on your own requirements in an operating system, he was saying "No, it's fact. Windows XP sucks."

Now, I'm not really a geek (at least not a computer geek anyway, but I am somewhat of an internet geek), so I can't get into the nitty gritties of which operating system is better/worse and for what reason. But I needed to find something conclusive.

Enter googlemancy. Yes, the art of divination through Google. I conducted a non-scientific experiment, whereby I typed '*insert operating system here* sucks' (note not with true speechmarks) into Google and checked how many hits it came up with. I then did the same with '*operating system* rocks.' Ah, the weight of opinion, how I love your Google manifestation...

Anyway, I only used 6 operating systems because that's all I could think of.

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So there you have it, folks. According to the mystic art of googlemancy, we have a clear winner. In order from rocking to sucking, it goes:

Windows 2000, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Unix, Linux, DOS.

Windows XP actually comes out on the rocking side. *pokes friend* But even I knew Windows 2000 was pretty good. So, we'll have no more arguments about operating systems, thanks. (Collective sigh of relief from non-geeks worldwide)

DISCLAIMER: Yes I know you could drive a bulldozer through my statistical analysis. So sue me.

I was lying about the free gift