> > > >> I really have no idea what people see in all these Unix variations
> > > >> of operating systems. They are good for servers, in the back room
> > > >> for geek to use. The rest of the world uses windows becuase it juts
> > > >> works!
> > > >At work a collegue just got himself a new PC to replace the his old one after the last
> > > >crash (from about 3.5 feet). Pentium IV running at 1.3GHz. He tried to install
> > > >Star Office forgetting that Office 2000 and Visio were running in the background.
> > > >A page fault on the install occured. He then closed the offending programs, one of them
> > > >had to be flushed with the ctrl alt del command. After the programs all closed he
> > > >proceeded on installing Star Office which succeeded.
> > > >He then rebooted the PC and the message "no operating system present" appears.
> > > >I boot on a windblows 98 diskette and the drive seems there. I run partition magic
> > > >and the partition is still active. It seemed that Windblows 98 committed suicide.
> > > >It's boot was shot. The recovery was to put a recovery CD in the drive and reinstall
> > > >winblows. The PC was bought last week.
> > > >And you say : "It just works" with a straight face.
> > > >Ya been sniffing flour?
> > > This is easily explained by the fact that the guy had the audacity to install
> > > a non-Microsoft office package. Everyone knows Microsoft software is
> > > specifically designed to self destruct when confronted by a traitor user.
> > I just wanted to see that again.
> the real reason is right in there - the idiot ignored the message you get
> with every installer telling you to shut down all other programs before
> continuing with the install.
What part of LINUX IS NOT WINDOWS do you not understand?
REAL operating systems don't make such ludicrous demands.
Quote:> if you think that guy would have got any further with linux you're living
> in a *ing fantasy world.
Jackie just proved that he doesn't know * about Unix/Linux.
Since there is no junior-high-designed "registry" to get corrupted,
there is ZERO need to shut down other programs to install a new app.
On REAL operating systems, you can have 500 programs (or thousands, even),
and install a new app....WITH NO FEAR of anything bad happening.
Hope that helps, jackie
> jackie 'anakin' tokeman
> men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin,
> more even than death
> - bertrand russell
Aaron R. Kulkis
Unix Systems Engineer
DNRC Minister of all I survey
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