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Windows Annoyances---or "Why I use Linux"

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I just stuck WinXP on my laptop (the reasons are not relevant here) I was surprised to see that there appears to be no easy way to have multiple connection profiles--eg when going back and forth from home to office. Uncle Google quickly confirmed that this is a known limitation and also found several 3rd party utilities. More generally, the network setup on XP is a convoluted mess compared to the various methods available to Linux users. How could something so fundamental survive so long in an OS that was--and maybe still is--the most-used in the world? Cynical answer: Because MS could not make money improving it. I wonder if Win 7 is any better.... (HowTos)