__/ [rf] on Tuesday 30 August 2005 13:50 \__
I hope I did not appear cold in my previous message. It was no intended to
appear this way.
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Truly... is it not enough to convince that Windows is a Toy O/S?
> Er. what?
> Apart from the fact that that sentence does not semantically scan I really
> don't know what your point is.
I don't proofread properly, so I left out the word "you" before "Windows". I
placed my reply too far below the text it was referring to, which discussed
the bloated and opaque Windows Registry system.
>> I have run
> What is a SuSE?
It is one of the (if not just "the") most reliable Linux distributions. Els
got it installed quite recently as well.
>> Speaking of which, Vista
> Vista. What is a Vista?
It is the next version of Windows (formerly called Longhorn) which is due to
be released in September 2006 if I recall correctly. It is currently in
beta 1, or maybe alpha.
>> will be worse in terms of hardware requirements
>> ... much worse, so brace yourself (or spend more money on a new
>> with new software licences).
> I don't need to pay for Microsoft for specific operating system licences.
> You *are* talking about Microsoft, aren't you?
Yes, buying Windows-based hardware is rather expensive these days.
> [bill gates joke]
>> Stop. *friendly smile* That's from Brad Templeton (at least a variant of
>> it). He hates it when people copy that.
> Er, what? I can't tell a public domain joke? :-(
*smile* I know, I know...
Brad speaks a lot about public domain too... in fact, his page on copyrights
is almost enough to pay his bills owing to advertisements.
And his _very_ recent mentioning of the income aspect:
Roy S. Schestowitz "Hack to learn, don't learn to hack"