[SATLUG] Fair Comparisons?!?!
planxty at stic.net
Thu Aug 15 02:05:02 CDT 2002
The blue screen of death was so common on Win95 and Win98 machines that
it warranted its own acronym. NT was much more stable, and I have yet to
see the BSOD on a WIN2K box.
From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org] On Behalf
Of Larry Blodgett
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 4:01 PM
To: satlug at satlug.org
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Fair Comparisons?!?!
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
>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
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