> >:Great .sig material:
> >:"Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
> >:programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software." --
> >:Bill Gates, 1976
> >So I guess Bill hasn't been able to hire ten "real" programmers yet.
> Remember, this was 1976, long before "640k should be enough". What year
> did he say that? He's certainly deluged the market, and not just the hobby
> market. Good software? Somebody must think so, not that I'm defending it.
> Net-Tamer V 1.08X - Test Drive
recently acquired a beautifully preserved IBM PC/AT (an 80286 for you
youngsters who don't already know) that has a whopping 512K of RAM. The
simple DOS proggies I put on it work just fine, but one of the Norton
utilites throws up because there's not enough RAM.
As for "somebody must think" Micro$oft stuff is good, certainly lots of
folks (try to) use it. But not a week goes by that some 95 or 98 owner
doesn't knock on my door or ring my phone crying for help because of
some stupid thing Windows has done. At a Staples store last weekend I
was talking to a customer who began to complain about his PC. When I
told him he could alleviate many of his problems by using a different
operating system he just looked at me blankly; he _didn't_know_there
_are_ alternatives to Windows.
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