More responsibility at work has meant a lot more involvement with Windows, and while I'll do it because it's my job, holy shitballs do I dislike it.

So much busy work to do because of proprietary nonsense, and the whole ecosystem feels like a giant cluttered mess.

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Take remote administration for example; Windows is incredibly open by default and yet getting this to actually work is surprisingly annoying. Everything about it annoying.

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Powershell is a step in the right direction but Microsoft never found something they couldn't fuck up. Take the security modules: There are *85* cmdlets. Its bonkers.

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It does give you a lot of *Nix-like commands (which are aliased to various powershell cmdlets) but it's something, at least.

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But look at big tin for example, there is still no way - almost amazingly - to say "I would like this filesystem on that Raid Virtual disk thank you". You can't do it. It's not a use case. You can mount a volume on the filesystem but not anywhere useful.

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The entire ecosystem is designed- by-committee bullshit. I swear it's intentionally arcane and complex to sell certs.

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@sullybiker @theruran it's designed to be backwards compatible all the way to shit written by banks in 1986, so any new thing they invent has to be bolted in somewhere that won't require the manual for a foxpro database to be updated

@xarph @theruran I just love the absolutely insane design language, where it's shiny at the top level and then you dig just a bit deeper and you're back to NT

@xarph @theruran People rag on open-source projects but honestly, they're a lot easier to get along with for the most part.

@xarph @theruran Apropos of which, remind me to go on a tear about Redhat at some point, if you're having trouble sleeping.

@xarph @theruran "Hey, we know you really like this thing and find it useful, so I'm afraid we will have to kill it"


@sullybiker @theruran "we didn't kill it we just made it impossible to run in production"

@xarph @theruran "Everyone is running containers these days anyway, so just fuck off"

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