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Fill in the blank - I use *nix because __________

By Jaqui ·
]:) just cause it gives a chance to actually expound why... and to poke The Trivia Geek for his thread yesterday.

editing to add:

and to start it off:

I like having original software to work with, not cheap, badly written cloned software.
after all, everything that windows has is a copy of something developed for a *x os first.

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In ten words or less, I use free unices because:

by apotheon In reply to Fill in the blank - I use ...

1. They're awfully easy on the wallet.

2. They're "free as in speech".

3. They don't support mopolistic business practices.

4. I don't have to worry about rampant virus/worm infections.

5. SSH. 'Nuff said.

6. Ah lurvs mah multi-user architecture.

7. Modular monolithic kernels rawk my socks.

8. FreeBSD has hawt mascot babes at conventions and trade shows.

9. Penguins are tougher than moths.

10. No software has been better for my paycheck than Linux.

11. Linux User Groups are the best tech support ever.

12. The productivity boost is like a drug. (I swear I can quit any time.)

13. I finally realized how much time Windows upkeep wasted.

14. It's nice for glitch fixes to make sense.

15. Patch times. 'Nuff said.

16. 18,000+ software packages in the Debian archives. 'Nuff said.

17. APT. 'Nuff said.

18. Linux taught me a lot about Windows.

19. Ten one-word answers:
a) screen
b) bash
c) grep
d) mpd/mpc
e) apache
f) WindowMaker
g) mutt
h) vim
i) iptables

20. XFS, ReiserFS, and ext3 kick the **** out of NTFS (pretty much in that order).

21. I don't like having a computer tell me I'm stupid.

22. I prefer to maintain ownership of my own data.

23. My Windows machine is in the shop.

24. Uptime. 'Nuff said.

25. Security, stability, and flexibility are not accidents.

. . . and (at slightly more than ten words):

26. In a world without fences and walls, I don't need Gates and Windows.

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You didn't...

by dawgit In reply to In ten words or less, I u ...

Leave much for anyone else :-(
This is gona be a short stroke now. and I was gona plug my 16 bit DOS too. ah geeez

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I use 16 bit DOS because

by CharlieSpencer In reply to You didn't...

I like the ASCII-based Hack and Willie the Worm games.

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Why Thank you sir :^0

by dawgit In reply to I use 16 bit DOS because

And to think people were thinking (oh-no :0 ) I was the only nut here.

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Love DOS

by onbliss In reply to Why Thank you sir :^0

The foxpro applications that I used to develop on DOS were blazing fast and accomplished all that a normal user wanted from the application.

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by noyoki In reply to Love DOS

LOL! My mother worked for a company that developed software for school districts with special ed kids. The original version was written with FoxPro (and later FoxProX) and good lord did I have a fun time breaking it.

Around (or even before) age 9 or 10, my mom would bring me in to work sometimes, after many drs appointments (I always had ear probs) instead of going back to school 'cause they would usually take all day. I got the job of beta tester or data entry... Fun times... The programmers hated me because they wouldn't take what I did seriously (who takes seriously a 10 yr old kid??) and then the customer would come back after that version was released with the exact same issue...

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FoxPro is still fast....

by wcoupe In reply to Love DOS

Even with all the 'Windows bloat'... I do miss the days of DOS/Xenix/Mac cross platrom development in FoxBase+ though!!

I've often wondered how much faster things would run with today's hardware... without all the overhead!

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by apotheon In reply to FoxPro is still fast....

Try Paradox on for size. It's about as quick as it gets for lightweight database work.

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Lemmings was quite

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I use 16 bit DOS because

Cute too on DOS.

I really can't come to terms with the latter version though as they are just not the same and the Lemings don't make the same mess when you kill/Explode or drop them off a high wall.


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by apotheon In reply to Lemmings was quite

I remember that game! Lemmings was awesome!

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