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RE: [SLE] Fixing Linux/Windows was SuSE CTO and President Steps Down
  • From: "David Milligan" <davidm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 13:15:08 +1200
  • Message-id: <NFBBIDGCIACFKCJNGAOGAEEJCGAA.davidm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

I didn't know this mailing list was subscribed to by people on other
planets. You can't get Windows systems like that here! On Earth if you walk
past your Windows PC you need to reboot it :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clint Tinsley [mailto:cttinsley@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, 30 August 2001 13:12
> To: SuseLinux
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Fixing Linux/Windows was SuSE CTO and President Steps
> Down
> Harrell, Tim wrote:
> >One of the things I like most about Linux is that you *can* fix
> >something if you've made a cockup.
> >
> >It's always shocking when I hear experienced computing colleagues
> >casually mention how they've just reinstalled a brand new system because
> >they loaded the wrong drivers for their printer or digital camera. I
> >have a friend who is a corporate 'expert' on Windows and managed 4
> >reinstalls of W2K in the first week as he tried to sort out the various
> >driver issues on his new system!
> >When I tried to suggest that it was indicative of how inferior Windows
> >is he became extremely annoyed (although he hasn't got much hair left to
> >tear out after all his windows troubles).
> >
> I think it has been said here that much of problems are attibutable to
> the wetware at the keyboard, not the operating system, be it Linux or
> Windows. Incidentally, my Windows 98 SE is system is an upgrade that
> started out life as DOS/Windows 3.1, upgraded many times with newer
> system board, hard drives, adapter cards, CD-ROMs, DVD, etc. et. al, and
> operating systems - Windows95, 95a, 98, 98SE, all without a hit, never
> formatted C or reinstalled Windows! I don't think I could have done the
> same thing starting out with an early version of Linux such as Slackware
> or Calderea Open Base 1.x (I have a copy or each) and made the same
> claim... There would have definitely been some destructive (read: blow
> the hard drive) reinstalls a long the way if not recompilations of the
> operating system.
> Clint
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