Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS
From: Fred Emmott (pcfreak65_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 23:32:26 +0000
Ron Matthews wrote:
> Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >But linux doesn't give you a deeper understanding of a system.
>> >Linux is the system. Gaining a deep enough understanding of linux
>> >to make the hardware work takes more effort than gaining a deep
>> >enough understanding of windows to make the computer work.
>> You seem certain that an understanding of the computer is important.
> It is if you are going to write system software.
not true. what understanding of your computer do you need to write a program
which manipulates /etc/inittab as just one example.
>> Why? A computer is a collection of extremely secret and proprietary
>> hardware that evolves rapidly.
>> Nobody fixes broken computers, they just throw away complete,
>> unrepairable subassemblies and buy new ones. After a couple of
>> years, they throw away complete, *working* subassemblies and buy
>> new ones. Why do you need to know how they work?
> You need to understand the hardware so that you can write the
How do you explain java programs? Run on x86, Macs, IBM's power
processesors, and even my mobile phone (no, it does not run either a cut
down windows or linux - LG 7100)
>> What you need to know about is software.
> What kind of software are you talking about? Stuff written in
> Java? Visual Basic?
Irrelevant. A gtk-perl program looks and can be used if so designed, exactly
the same as a c program using gtk.
> You don't know what you're talking about.
> G'nite Wanda,
> cordially, as always,
i currently have 38 killfile entries for you... no, make that 49.