On Thu, 2 May 2002, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> The analogy was on topic, it is unoriginal and overly used by Linux
> advocates, I felt that I should point that out. Now it's certainly
> spiralled way off topic so I won't be discussing it any further
neither will, bar to say that originality of an analogy is of no
relevance, though its applicability is.
> X programming wasn't within the realm of operating systems,
but X is "client server" which was/is a buzzword in CS courses.
> I could say that Blade 2 has special FX -> Linux is used in some
> rendering farms to generate special FX -> Linux is an operating
> system or I could say that students have seen Blade 2
you could, but what does that have to do with CS courses and the lack
of exposure of students to "real" operating systems (be they linux or
my sister saw shrek, so does that make her a CS student?
> Was that the complaint? It looked like the complaint was about
> people's disinterest in Linux
i read it as the monotonisation of operating system exposure in CS
courses in ireland these days.
> Yeah but then some Linux users are dismissive of Linux too
well, unix sucks, and linux is unix to some degree, so yep. :)
> Nice to see you posting again Paul, even if it is in Kevin's defense...
kevin needs all the defense he can get. :)
anyway, its always good to get into a meta-debate with you.
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