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Re: Why not to run Linux
Folks I got a BIG suggestions.. I see OS wars IV starting and this ain't
the place.. lets all chile including.. yes me.. I made some comments..
For pavel or someone else has to step in and say something.
On Wed, 20 Dec 1995, Quinn wrote:
> At 11:12 AM 12/20/95 PST, Neuro wrote:
> >I /still/ haven't gotten Doze95 to do [TCP/IP]
> Win95 immediately recognized my network card and I was on the Net within
> five minutes. No offense, but a child could do it.
> >There's no excuse for 99% of the people on this list not to be running Linux.
> I don't have a CD-ROM. My hard drive is running DOS and I can't afford a new
> one to install Linux. I don't have enough space to use the funky partition
> aids to slice off a piece for Linux.
> I grabbed the Win95 files, clicked SETUP and everything was done for me. I
> didn't have to FTP several dozen disk images, unpack them to floppies,
> re-partition and re-format a hard drive, and wander through setting up a
> multi-user system for my single-user purposes.
> Why keep DOS/Win? Win95 is a slick interface of which I've grown very fond.
> What I've seen of X doesn't hold a candle to it.
> I prefer Eudora and Qmodem 95 to elm and telnet. I can't run Rise of the
> Triad, Terminal Velocity, Hexen, FX Fighter et al on Linux. I enjoy
> playing those games.
> And lastly--I have a shell account when I want UNIX. I like UNIX systems. I
> just don't wanna run them on my PC.
> I'll back out of the OS wars now. I like Mac. I like Win95. I like DOS.
> I like UNIX. I prefer Win95 on my PC.
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