"D. Patterson" <***@fidalgo.net> wrote:
:William Black wrote:
:> "D. Patterson" <***@fidalgo.net> wrote in message
:>>William Black wrote:
:>>>Nothing sold by Microsoft is 'state of the art'.
:>>>It meets the requirement for a domestic appliance. It's a cheap and
:>>>reasonably reliable product sold in millions.
:>>There is absolutely NOTHING whatsoever that is "reasonably reliable"
:>>about Microsoft Windows. It crashes on its own without even using it.
:> It's reliable enough for people to use for 'non critical' purposes.
:Hell, it can't even keep from crashing while playing the latest DVD from
:Hollywood. Effective and competent technical support from Microsoft and
:its accomplices is virtually non-existant and used as a bait and switch
:racket to increase income while evading responsibility for the actual
:expense of providing effective support.
Sounds like a user problem, Mr Patterson. The rest of the world
doesn't seem to have such serious problems.
:> If you need something reliable or sophisticated you run a variety of UNIX.
:Now there is another joke.
So let me ask the same question I asked Wee Willie; eliminating Unix
and Windows, just what do *YOU* think is 'state of the art'?
:The operating system with the 8+3 hashed
:passwording system, until shadows came into use.
:The operating system
:with the split personalities and the identity crisis which makes even
:the Canadians appear to be utterly monolithic in their national
Well, there is that.
:SCO will soon be bankrupt,
One certainly hopes so, given their attempts to turn into just another
of the firms that makes all their money on lawsuits and threats of
:and IBM is still trying to kill
:LINUX with FUD about the mythical need for indemnification, this time in
:IT Week and <Computing.co.uk>. Talk about shakedowns....
That makes no sense at all. If IBM were trying to kill Linux, why did
they contribute so much code to it?
Mr Patterson, your knowledge of operating systems appears to be at the
same level as your knowledge of politics.
"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the
truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."
-- Thomas Jefferson