__/ [Colin Day] on Tuesday 01 November 2005 17:41 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Sinister Midget] on Monday 31 October 2005 11:38 \__
>>>On 2005-10-31, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
>>>>"In Vista/Longhorn server, the file system (NTFS) will start supporting a
>>>>new filesystem object (examples of existing filesystem objects are files,
>>>>folders etc.). This new object is a symbolic link."
>>>>Innovation. Just like Mr. Ballmer promised us!
>>>That's why /he/ gets to be CEO of the largest criminal software
>>>enterprise in the world (and be the Chief Monkeydance Showgurl), and we
>>>Good show, Blammer!
>> I can't wait until Halloween is out. I prepared this really neat new
>> banner for my front page...
>> Here's an exclusive preview for Web crawlers to bite on:
> Shouldn't that be doubtful instead of disturbed?
> Colin Day
Oh, you're right... what a fluke!
>From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) :
/fuhd/ An acronym invented by Gene Amdahl
after he left IBM to found his own company: "FUD is the
fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill
in the minds of potential customers who might be considering
[Amdahl] products." The idea, of course, was to persuade them
to go with safe IBM gear rather than with competitors'
equipment. This implicit coercion was traditionally
accomplished by promising that Good Things would happen to
people who stuck with IBM, but Dark Shadows loomed over the
future of competitors' equipment or software.
I guess you meant "distressed" rather than "disturbed", but nonetheless I
made a mistake. Thanks for pointing that out... *frown*