What cracks me up the most is that, with out UNIX you would all still be using pad and pencil. You wouldn?t even have a digital calculator. Which brings us to LINUX not a duck, but a Mighty Penguin? ?Son of UNIX? Windows came way later. And for your timeline there was a Windows 1.1. Bill Gates worked for IBM on O/S2 long before, when Microsoft was just a dream. I also agree with an earlier post O/S2 Warp (or any version of O/S2) Blew windows out the door. I have been using Linux since it came out. I use
SUSE Linux and Windows XP. I like XP it nice however Linux is far superior. It?s a
OS superior to anything windows has to offer. I liked NT when it was out. And just to set the record straight on the first Post, DOS is an OS. Windows up to Win 95 was not. It was still a program running on DOS (that means it depended on DOS to run). So that changes the Good /Bad scores. I realize some of you are too young to remember things like this. It was a fancy GUI for DOS. Bill Gates wanted a GUI like the MAC. This is one of the reasons average people will buy Windows over Linux. It?s the GUI, they say ?Linux is to hard to learn?. They can?t handle the ?Command Line principle? They want to click their mouse on and Icon. And the Mouse was developed by Apple Computers not Microsoft. I loved DOS, I miss its text base OS. Linux has many pretty GUI?s but it doesn?t depend on them. If you are an IT, professional. You owe it to yourselves to see what is out there and try them. You would be surprised. And if you find them to hard to learn. Go back to school. On an earlier post. Someone took a shot at MAC next time you go to a movie. All or most of the SFX you see on the screen, done on a MAC. George Lucas studios all the Graphic work is done on MAC. PIXAR and most of the rest MAC. I think Vista will do very well. Not because it good but because Microsoft says, you need this and your life will be easier. People want the next new gadget. They won?t be happy. But they will just keep looking. But they won?t find it. Its just bragging rights. They can say ?I have the new Vista on my new Computer? and I don?t have a life.
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