In reply to Kathryn Cassidy's flatulent wordings,
> > I ignored them because Kevin introduced information not pertinent to the
> > discussion (that being Windows and Linux in operating systems courses).
>> No, he introduced a few examples of what should constitute an operating
> systems course, I think that's quite relevant.
The scheduling and the filesystem, as I said, all I could say is I did
that too, should I go back and quote that and followup "I did that too"
despite having mentioned that that's all I can say twice at this point
and despite the fact that it strays from the discussion of Windows and
Linux in operating systems?
The X programming is way off topic, but I guess because Kevin brought it
up I'm obligated to quote and followup to that aswell?
OK I'll go do that now so little Miss Cassidy will get off my back
> > 4) Wesley Snipes has jungle fever
Oh come on, how many films was he in where his female lead was of a
different skin colour? He was even in a film called Jungle Fever
> > Linux isn't the only open source OS to learn from, and certainly not
>> That's why that paragraph talked about open source being good for
> an operating systems course, not linux.
For a discussion about open source in general I saw the word Linux
thrown around a lot, including in the original post where open source
wasn't even mentioned but Linux was
> > There's a limit to what you can learn with just Linux, one might say
> > there's a limit to what you can learn with any particular OS, all I'm
> > saying is that the operating system that isn't windows doesn't have to
> > be (and in fact, shouldn't be) Linux
>> I'm not suggesting it should be, but if you re-read the original post
> it did actually say that people had said something along the lines
> of "why use linux, sure windows is good enough" which does suggest
> that they're only using windows and that they have no interest in
> anything other than windows. Ie, no interest in studying a unix
> system or vms or anything other than windows in a OS course.
There's a difference between not using Linux and studying nothing but
Windows in an OS course, a rather big difference. I certainly don't use
most of the OSs that I studied
> > 1) Most people do operating systems courses as part of computer
> > science, you'll be very hard pushed to find a student who is interested
> > in every mandatory module they have to do, including operating systems
>> Yes, but it's not unreasonable to expect a majority of the students to
> indicate some interest in the topic.
It's not unreasonable to expect that, much as it's not unreasonable to
expect it to snow this christmas, just that it's unlikely
> > 2) An interest in OSs doesn't require an interest in Linux, what's so
> > interesting about Linux as an OS?
>> I stated that clearly in my last mail.
You didn't tell me anything interesting about Linux as an OS
> > 2) Linux users (especially here) are a lot more dismissive of Windows
> > than Windows users are of Linux
>> Yes that's why were a linux user group not an operating systems course
> group. We're a bloody linux advocacy group, of course we're dismissive
> of windows...
Yeah but some of you linux advocates have done operating systems
courses, a case of pots calling kettles black and vice versa (racist
kitchen untensils that they are)
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