All over the internet you can find articles about “this vs that”, like “Linux vs Windows”, “GIMP vs Photoshop”, “Nikon vs Canon” etc. but as a versus searcher i can tell you that this is 80% bullshit written by newbies and insecure people or just people who have nothing better to do than brag about stuff…duuuude 🙂
So let me tell you something about this versus wars based on my experience:
- Linux vs Windows: none is better than the other if the operating system that you are using just works for you. There are people that use Windows and Windows software and are just happy with that and there are people using Linux and Linux software and are just happy with that! PERIOD! If i’m happy with my Ubuntu Linux, i can do my job, the software than i use works great, why should i kick Windows? Why? Or if i’m a huge fan of Windows, and everything on Windows world is just wonderful for me, why should i say something bad about Linux? Why? Is Linux better than Windows, is Windows better than Linux? The answer is NO with two capitals, N and O in both cases! It doesn’t matter if some things works great, faster, smoother on any OS, if one is happy, so be it! FACTS: Windows has a larger user base, more very well built and used software than Linux, so what? Linux is the best for web servers, it’s open source and free, so what? Both Windows and Linux can work on different hardware configurations, they are stable and in the end can get your job done. There are people who don’t care if Linux is open source, because they don’t need an open source OS, don’t care if it’s free because they can afford a Windows license, don’t need open source software because they just don’t know/don’t need to modify their software. The right OS for you is the one you are using.
- GIMP vs Photoshop: Or is GIMP better than Photoshop. Another astronomical plain bullshit. Photoshop is the most loved software in the world, not cheap, but i can say is the best for what it can do. GIMP is a free alternative (to some extend) to Photoshop, but IT IS NOT BETTER OR WORSE and trust me i’ve seen both in action. GIMP was not created to be equal or better than Photoshop (the creators of GIMP say that)! There are things you can do in both GIMP and Photoshop (and this is not opening a .jpg file:)), there are things you can do better in GIMP and there are things you can do better in Photoshop. So it’s pure preference. There are no 2 pieces of software that were created to do exactly that another one does. So if GIMP does the job for you, very good and if Photoshop does the job for you, very good!
- BONUS – Micro$oft is EVIL: go and ask heavy Microsoft Windows users how they felt the evilness of Microsoft.
The other 20% of the Versus wars on the internet are as they all should be (but please keep it under 10 mils), structured compare over specific tasks, made by people who really know what they are talking about.
So start bragging about it and be constructive about it.