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RE: [vox] Win2000 crashes
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RE: [vox] Win2000 crashes

I like linux because it is (or is like, if you prefer)
unix, and I think unix is simply a superior product to
windows. I think that has been amply proven time and
time again... i can understand why the averge person
would prefer windows, however, especially since most
(or an awful lot of) people don't even know what linux
or unix is. ERic

--- Jan Wynholds <jcwynholds@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Stephen, you make some _really_ good points here,
> and I tend to agree with you
> on them all.
> Most of the time when I am raving about linux, it's
> not because it's flawless,
> but for these reasons:
> 1.  Linux is free.
> 2.  People are _always_ working on every aspect of
> the os (the tools, the
> kernel, etc).
> 3.  Documentation is easily found, and is very
> high-quality.
> I don't really have that many problems with Windoze.
>  I just think that if you
> pay money for a product, it should be better than
> than the free alternative. 
> Right now, I don't think that's the case, and I use
> linux.  I don't really have
> problems with alot of the other os's out there (AIX,
> Solaris, HPUX, etc.)   
> But I LOVE linux for the reasons mentioned above.  I
> don't think that any other
> os can compare with it (as far as numbers one and
> three).
> > <sp>  I really am OS agnostic.  I think that Linux
> can really become a
> > powerful presence in the IT world and that that is
> a 'Good Thing'(tm).  I
> > just think we are better off by extolling the
> specific virtues of a platform
> > than by tearing down one with generalities.  More
> people with have issues
> > with an OS that MORE people see(windows).  I
> didn't even know that Macs fail
> > with a Bomb until a friend who works on them told
> me about it.  How many
> > poeple on this list have seen a kernel panic?  I
> have had my Linux system
> > lock up more than my Windows system (good hardware
> too).  I suspect that it
> > is because I am much better with Windows than
> because Linux is inherently
> > buggy. 
> > 
> > <sp>  Oh, someone asked earlier, Win2k is up to
> service pack 2.  And before
> > someone says, "hah, windows needs patches!"  I
> understand that Mandrake 7.2
> > needs a patch for something or other? j/k  :)
> > 
> No programmer is perfect.  Everyone needs to correct
> their mistakes.  RedHat 7
> was trash, but I still got the fixes and was happy
> with it afterward.  Yea, I
> bitched about it, but we bitch about everything
> that's wrong, don't we
> (bitching is fun to a point, at least I think so).
> > Good conversation.
> > 
> :)  I like the conversation on this list.  Everyone
> is _really_ intelligent,
> sensitive to the other side, and has really good
> points to make.  I really love
> how people can speak their mind, yet not get caught
> in flamewars.  
> LUGOD kicks ass!
> J
> > --------------------------------------
> > Steven Peck
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