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When a young computer hacker and software engineer was coding a UNIX clone that he actually wanted to call FREAX – with the absolute intent and belief that he wanted his creation to be free to all – who could have guessed that his quest would eventually lead to having an asteroid named after him and his creation helping humanity to pioneer the hostile environment of space!?!
Originally posted by C-JEAN
Hi, Linux fans !
[ On a side note, anyone remenbers the good times of Quarterdeck's QEMM ?? ]
I will write here for the first time, what I did ask verbally many times to persons
"defending" Micro$oft :
" I will give you a chance, and I will show you only ONE of my hand, and this is 5 fingers !
NOW, list me **5** original ideas that came out of Win$loz !! "
For comparison, I will list what MS "copied/snatched" :
the icone menus or GUI,
WordPerfect. . .For those 2 previous they barely changed the manuals!!
Compress, from Peter Norton = defrag,
"Load high" in the file CONFIG.SYS for computer starts or boots.
Win NT, it was the best "OS version" they did, because it was taken from DIGITAL !
Because NT was stable, it is/was used in companies/shops, and used for networking, right ?
The browsers' CACHE, it was invented by Quarterdeck !!
and one of the latest? the Xbox !
. . .etc. . .etc. . .
Now? back to 5 MS "original" ideas?
1 2 3 4 5
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Originally posted by Slugworth
reply to post by PhoenixOD
The Microsoft systems are far from a shoddy design.
Say that to a room full of computer engineers, and pay attention to the righteous gut-laughs that fill the room.
i am a computer engineer, programmer , software designer, network analyst..etc
There are certain jobs that each system is better at doing. Hating on one just system because you have a competing one is strictly for the school yard.
“We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt...
Originally posted by Pinke
I'm immensely disturbed that Windows XP is being used on these types of systems in the first place ... especially given it's an operating system that can be compromised before its finished installing and many many years old.
That said, I don't necessarily think we should be gloating over things like this. We don't gloat when someone throws a brick through a window and steals a television. We don't laugh at our neighbors because their security door isn't as good as ours (well some of us do ... but those persons are morons). I think it's sad that we have to spend so much time securing our operating systems.
I'm glad linux is doing so well ... and while it may save people money, I do think linux is thriving partly due to competition from the commercial operating systems. I also don't think Microsoft (or Apple for that matter) being pushed out of the operating system sphere is going to change anything as far as big corporations go. I think also big corporations are learning from web 2.0 and social media development and will catch on to some of the benefits of open source development ... (Apple did!)
Still the real question for me here is ... why did they wait so long?!
Gates is involved with the de-population agenda using the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he said in a TED conference that he likes vaccines for population control....make of that what you will....
Originally posted by ArMaP
I am one of those surprised that they were using Windows on their computers (especially XP), as Linux is more suitable to be adapted to specific situations, and the ISS is as specific as it gets.
Good description! I agree.
Originally posted by Sandalphon
That was insane.