No the most obvious response from your end would have been to stay silent, since you obviously cannot provide the solution to his problem (you only provided a workaround).There's a difference in trolling and trying to provide an answer. You asked for help, the most obvious and best response was "install Linux".
So here comes the typical windows/mac guy's rant: it's complicated (with examples).
Linux, straight forwards? LOL...Just dual boot into real Linux. That should be more straightforward than to have to work around silly issues like having an OS that doesn't understand symlinks.
"the most obvious response"No the most obvious response from your end would have been to stay silent, since you obviously cannot provide the solution to his problem (you only provided a workaround).
Sure Windows might not be the optimal setup for development work for a *NIX based platform, but it surely is a viable option and you can run into trouble with Linux environments, too - it's not like they are the cure-all and be-all.
I don't completely disagree with your view on Linux and Windows, but you are being really pushy and obnoxious about it. You just could have recommended Linux once and leave it at that, but you kept making "trollish" statements about the use of Windows, without contributing anything to the thread.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion - you like Linux, feel free to, but please don't go around rubbing it in other people's faces.
Dude, I really like you (when we met at GC), but on this forum and with that attitude you can be quite annoying at times.
Rather than linking a binary, it would have been much better if you linked to a descriptive "product page" so could see if it was actually worth downloading or notLast Linux post, you can try wubi (Windows Ubuntu Binary Installer), you can just install and remove it like a normal windows programm: http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=wubi&bits=32&release=lts