Re: NT vs Linux (the inevitable holy war solved!)

Alan Cox (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 10:27:14 +0000 (GMT)

> Hehe, someone sent this to me today, gotta love it. To me this just seals
> the NT vs Linux arguement... :)
> > Here's a new one... Ever heard of a bad diskette crashing a NT system?
> > Well, it sure will... Don't that suck? I still don't believe it...
> >

If you have a minixfs or an older ext2fs system where users can mount corrupt
disks you will find you can break linux that way. Also BSD boxes. Handling
arbitarily misformed disks isnt easy in any OS.

Now the win95 trick of leaving autostarting win95 cd's around labelled PORN
which autostart a disk format are a much better example of poor design thinking