Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 08:27:56 EST

On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hence, Microsoft Windows. It might not be stable, it might not be fast, it
> might not do RAID, packet-filtering and SQL, but it does a job. A simple
> job. To give Mum & Dad(tm) (with apologies to maddog) a chance to use a
> computer.
> Since when, did mobile phones == computers?

read the news! i'm programming nokia 9210 with c++, is that
computer enough?

i bet if you programmed one, you'd wish you have posix

> > that also explain why win95 user doesn't want to use NT. not
> > because they can't afford it (belive me, here NT costs only
> > us$2), but additional headache isn't acceptable.
> So, let them stay in Win95. They don't *need* NT.

and how's stability, speed, etc. they read. is there a linux
advocate around here?

> If your sister doesn't want that, give your sister a copy of Win95. If she
> doesn't want that, she obviously wouldn't get any advantage out of Linux, as
> opposed to Win95, whatsoever. Would she get a kick out of having to learn an
> entirely new environment? Granted, I'm far more productive in GNOME,
> Sawfish, emacs and mutt than Win95, Word and Outlook, but it takes people
> time to get used to, and you'll have trouble dragging them out of
> point-n-click.

okay, it wouldn't cost me. but it surely easier if everybody used
linux, so i could put my ext2 disk everywhere i want.

hey, it's obvious that it's not for a server!
i try to point out a problem for people not on this list, don't
work around that problem.


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