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____/ Ramon F Herrera on Sunday 16 Oct 2011 20:39 : \____
> You know the e-mail of GNU/FSF. Ask them. The MIT president was either
> Paul Gray or Charles Vest:
> At the time, Microsoft products were all but banished from the school.
> The students/researchers executed their complicated calculations for
> days, on Crays, DECs, SPARCs and machines running on Un*x. Those beat
> the crap of DOS/Win3.1 in performance. When their results were ready,
> they wrote their doctoral papers with beautiful Greek symbols on Macs
> (or the occasional NeXT): Those beat the crap of M$ in user
> friendliness. It was a defenestrated environment. In a world without
> doors, who needs windows?
> Every once in a while, a graduate student would come to me, with some
> DOS floppies in his hands. He would tell me that in his undergrad
> school -say in Egypt- they only had DOS/Windows computers, all his
> work was on those floppies and PCs is all he knew.
> I told them: the only PC in the department is that one on the floor
> behind you. We use it as a door holder. Feel free to try to make it
> work: it is not connected to the network, and will never be.
That's nice to know. Thanks for the story about how companies that were
using Free software (but not sharing their own) viewed GNU.
~~ Best of wishes
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