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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