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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.

Jonathan

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]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I'd completely agree -- for those of you who haven't had to cut your 
>>> teeth
>>> on multiple flavors of un*x, you're in for a world of hurt trying to 
>>> learn
>>> two at the same time and trying to keep everything straight.
>>
>> And to think of all argument I got for my "Why Unix Sucks"
>> post...<http://www.libraryjournal.com/blog/1090000309/post/240020424.html> 
>>
>
> 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.)
>
> -Joe

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Jonathan Rochkind
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Johns Hopkins University
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