[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant

Kenny N. herrkenny at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 17:29:15 EDT 2007


Best words I've ever seen combined to make a sentence.

On 7/16/07, Peter St. John <peter.st.john at gmail.com> wrote:
> RGB asks, "...On my nice new dual core 2 GB laptop, Vista Home runs like --
> what?  What is a
> suitable metaphor for a system that can't even keep up with a moving mouse?
> ..."
>
> Jabba the Hutt. Evil, devious, immobile.
>
> I'm reluctant to say that MSWin(any) is badly designed; OS's are designed
> for purposes, and some purposes don't suit some of us. Unix was designed for
> development. Mac for usability. VMS for data processing. Tandem for
> fault-tolerance. Microsoft for Market Share.
>
> MS is really really sucessful at it's design target. People are willing to
> say that Vista is not worth getting, but they said that about Win2000 also.
> Correct was to keep 98 & NT and wait for XP.
>
> Peter
>
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