From: Smelly Pooh (plop at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 17 May 2001 - 15:43:29 IST
In reply to Keith Clancy's flatulent wordings,
> Even though i'm not a big fan of linux.. when you install it, at least you
> know whats going on there...
What are you a fan of then? What are you doing on the ILUG list? Perhaps you
know what's going on in Linux because you know Linux, much as a Windows admin
would know what's going on in Windows
> where as with windows it's a sort of "Ohhh look at the pretty progress bar"
Most Linux installations these days have progress bars, I enjoy looking at
them but not as much as I do Windows
> Plus you install what you NEED in Linux. Not like windows where you install
> everything the Installer thinks you need.
In truth most Linux distributions install stuff without telling you, quite
frankly the average Linux user doesn't want to have to verify whether to
install every package, especially with the cost of disk space these days
> Then look at all the crap that comes with windows .. dll's you might never
> used or where never removed from the build.
Have a look at the libs that most Linux distributions install these days, I
think you'll find many that you never use
> I will say that windows is pretty looking ... but it's sort of like having a
> Jag with a lada engine.
Even if everything you said above were true (very few of which is), your
analogy is still crud. If you had said that Windows was a slow OS then it
might be appropriate
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