From: Keith Clancy (Keith.Clancy at domain Berlitz.ie)
Date: Thu 17 May 2001 - 15:15:54 IST
*cough* IIS backdoors, SSH rox
windows p.o.s bloatware
From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of Glen
Sent: 17 May 2001 15:08
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] don't ya just hate it when...
I'm with you guys,
I've been such a fool. Why did I quit my job as head windows guru to
come and do this *nix crap. I mean I need to use this archaic vi text
editor to actually setup my network settings.
Wheres the easy to use, I know exactly what I am doing, dialog boxes
that take away all the complexity. It seems that Linux and Unix are only
getting this now thanks those clever people over at Ximian. Thier chief
used to work for Microsoft and he knows what computers are supposed to
No where did I put that cert.
On 17 May 2001 14:41:15 +0100, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 02:27:51PM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 May 2001, Jerry Walsh wrote:
> > > Why do you want a bleeding edge graphics card in a SERVER?
> > well i don't know why.. it's a server so you put the best hardware in
> > it? And of course, cutting edge server OSes, like Windows2000 have
> > those nice graphical management tools that make working on them such a
> > joy.
> Like, of course! *Everybody* knows you can't have a computer without
> a keyboard, a monitor and (most importantly) a mouse. What sort of
> computer can /possibly/ do any useful work without these things???
> (How can you talk to it? How can you tell it what to do? How do you
> configure its bios, darnit??? Tell me that, eh!)
> As such, it follows that if one is going to connect a monitor, it
> is remiss not to install a quality graphics card. Anyway compared to
> the cost of the rest of the hardware and the os and backoffice licences,
> the difference in cost between a barely tolerable graphics card and
> something decent is trivial.
> > like the Compaq Proliant servers had Ati RagePro chips in them, back
> > when RagePro wasn't too bad.
> > And of course linux didn't properly support those chips for ages.
> > Remember trying to install RH6.1 or somesuch on a Proliant and the
> > bloody GUI install thingy wouldn't work... typical.
> > really just fed up with this Unix stuff now.... think i'll go get an
> > MCSE and work on proper OSes.
> I'm with you, man. Let's go get ... certified!
> PS. I'm just trying to get in the spirit of things here, folks. Apologies
> if I'm not being successful.
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