How about you all move the "which OS is better" argument to Roy's blog,
where he started it, instead of here? Just my own personal request.
Joe Hourcle wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Roy Tennant wrote:
>> On 6/16/08 6/16/08 € 6:14 AM, "Joe Hourcle"
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> I'd completely agree -- for those of you who haven't had to cut your
>>> on multiple flavors of un*x, you're in for a world of hurt trying to
>>> two at the same time and trying to keep everything straight.
>> And to think of all argument I got for my "Why Unix Sucks"
> Your arguments have nothing to do with Unix.
> It'd be like trying to keep track of where stuff is between Windows
> ME, 2000, NT, XP and 98 all at the same time ... there are two major
> code bases out there for Windows, and they're slowly intermixing until
> I can't keep track where stuff is in each version. Luckily, I don't
> have to deal with both Un*x and Windows machines anymore, and I've
> managed to forget most of it ... and I got out before Vista and
> whatever the numbered version currently is.
> And how did someone decide to set the program to start at boot?
> StartupItems? something in the Registry? autoexec.bat on older
> systems? something else entirely?
> and well, we work for Libraries -- we should all know that there are
> many, many things that Google is NOT good at finding, and this is one
> of them. (and it you do manage to find your error message, you find
> 20+ messages that are from two different mailing lists that are made
> web-accessible through 10 different hosts each ... and DejaNews (aka
> Google Groups) has the question with the person responding to
> themselves with 'nevermind, I fixed it', but no actual record of what
> they did.)
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