[SATLUG] Fair Comparisons?!?!
country at the-cia.net
Wed Aug 14 17:21:01 CDT 2002
Larry, if you are an old 'command line commando' in DOS, you know that
most of the commands are the same or very similar to the UNIX (Linux)
commands, some were changed to comply with the copywrite laws.
cp = copy
mv = move
type = type
more = more
Larry Blodgett wrote:
> Who are those Linux advocates? I searched the satlug archives and
> could not find any comparisons there. There was a mention, that DOS
> was command line and you can use a command line in Linux. They both
> use video monitors and keyboards. As I recall (could be wrong, it has
> been a while) Win95 was still a poor gui front end on DOS.
> Maybe the comparison was that DOS hardly ever crashed and Linux almost
> never crashes (could that be it?). The blue screen of death was a
> nice new feature of the Microsoft Windows development process.
> I just happen to see one on a co-workers screen running Windows 2000.
> They commented what a nice shade of blue had been chosen. Linux can
> also produce some nice shades of blue, but not to signify the system
> has fallen apart.
>> Got a question for some of you more experienced Linux (Lin-nuks) gurus.
>> Why are Linux advocates always comparing Linux to M$-DOS? I think most
>> people would agree its like comparing the space shuttle to a piper cup.
>> But who even uses DOS anymore except for an occasional Tracert & Ping.
>> I went all up and down the isles of CompUSA and Best Buy and didn't find
>> even one game or application that ran on DOS.
>> Besides didn't they stop development on it about the time Win95 came
>> Your Feedback please
>> - Eric
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