Re: Why Windows is Easier than Linux For An End User, Especially for Multimedia work.
From: Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez (jkerouac_at_bgsec.com)
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 01:53:25 +0100
The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez
> on Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:58:27 +0100
>>Laurence Payne wrote:
>>>Linux provides excellent glasses, in any material, size and colour you
>>>like. But you have to provide your own string.
>>There is the fun of using Linux. You can make your own string, something
>>you can't do in other Operating Systems, but it has the same or more
>>glasses than Windows or MacOSX.
>>(this seems like an encrypted conversation from a submarine)
> Aren't analogies fun? :-)
> Windows: One (1) size fits all Microsoft Plastic Tumbler, with hole.
> One (1) Microsoft String(tm).
> Note that one needs Microsoft Pitcher to make maximum use
> of the Microsoft Plastic Tumbler, as well as a third-party
> HolePlugger if one wants to actually use it for drinking.
> Communications are effected by attaching the String to
> the Microsoft Plastic Tumbler using a Microsoft String
> To Plastic Tumbler Attachment Device (patent pending).
> While the Microsoft String To Plastic Tumbler Attachment
> Device can be used for drinking, a slow leak may require
> one to clean up afterwards using Microsoft Pre-Moistened
> Towelette Units. (Microsoft String will swell up, plugging
> the leak, if one uses Microsoft Powdered Drink Solution
> in Microsoft Water.)
> Linux: See below.
> Depending on what one actually wants to do, one can:
>  Take sand and fabricate one's own glass, and make one's
> own twine. This is probably the toughest.
>  Take glass chips and fabricate one's own glass.
>  Take glass or plastic pieces and put together a good, solid
> drinking utensil, serving utensil, jug, drum, or tank.
>  Take a plastic cone and some Standard String and assemble
> a multiway "phone" network (with a knot in the middle
> of the string that other strings can attach to).
>  Squeeze oranges to make a refreshing drink.
Very fun and imaginative analogies. I enjoyed them :-)
-- Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez Director Tecnico de bgSEC firstname.lastname@example.org bgSEC Seguridad y Consultoria de Sistemas Informaticos http://www.bgsec.com ESPAŅA The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles. -- Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"