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Re: [SLE] Gates [OT]
  • From: Daniel Bauer <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 10:22:25 +0200
  • Message-id: <200607181022.25332.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2006 10:01 schrieb John Andersen:
> On Monday 17 July 2006 21:34, Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> >   If you look at it, he became this rich because there were bugs in
> > Windows 98.  It's those bugs that keep his company going, producing
> > "cures" in the form of Windows XP and Windows Vista.  And don't put up an
> > innocent face, because the entire Linux community is about "endlesslessy
> > fixing bugs" as well.  It's this "endlessly fixing bugs" that is what is
> > causing the "blocking of the evolution in IT".  If I was to find a reason
> > as to "why" it's allowed ... it's probably because people are afraid of
> > the "IT revolution".
> Man, parsing that hurt my brain.
> It hardly seems fair to say that the Evolution of MS products is
> because of bugs. Linux has evolved too. When I got into linux
> you got a command line and that was it.
> Hardware evolves too. Is the Pentium 4 in exitance because of
> bugs in the 8088?
> You seem to discount the concept of the natural progression of human
> technology, seemingly suggesting that, were it not for ulterior motives
> Adam and Eve would have progressed instantly to Astronauts or Gods.
> Windows is a fundamentally flawed code base, which in spite of all
> its faults, is the most economically successful (for MS) OS ever
> developed, and the most costly (for users) OS ever marketed.
> But bugs are not intentional.

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