Re: Linux is impossibly complicated
From: Dariusz Kuliński / TaKeDa (spam_goes_here_at_takeda.tk)
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 11:20:06 -0700
On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 05:47:09 GMT, Alan Connor wrote:
> In the linux world you will find reams of documentation and thousands
> of helpful people, and open source code.
Sorry, for being rude, but actually Linux is famous from "helpful" people
on newsgroups and IRC. Most common words are "RTFM" and "man".
Comparing to other OS'es I would say that Linux actually is last if it come
to help other people.
I'm not pointing at you, I'm just telling what I observed.
> Yes. It is hard. Computers are complex pieces of equipment.
> Windoze is a bad hack on DOS, which is a poor Unix clone.
That was true for Windows 9x... Seems that you heard that argument from
someone else long time ago.
> It is *much* more complex than linux.
> I can do anything that windoze can do with a fraction of the software.
> Or can you show me a fully operational, network-capable windoze
> operating system that fits on a single floppy?
> No. Not even close. But I have one of those for linux, right here.
Nobody cares about fitting OS on floppy disc, when floppy is obsolete.
Some new computers doesn't even have floppy drive, and CD-R is a lot
cheaper, faster, and bigger medium than floppy disc, not to mention that
data stays longer.
Those points you mentioned were good couple years earlier, now they're
simply don't count.
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