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Re: Linus Torvalds interview

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Alexander wrote:
> Well, Windows is a decent OS if you know how to use and configure it right
> (and work around its many bugs). If you can't deal with bugs in an OS you
> don't deserve to be allowed to use a computer, or even own one. Windows
I wonder if you would have the same attitude if you loose vital data on a
computer crash. You sound as if you can predict when the crash is going to
occur (I have seen windoze freeze a few minutes after a systems reset)

> took many years to develop into its present state of glory and bugs alike.
> Do you think MS took only 5 minutes to design and implement the UI? Or
> FAT32? I don't think so.
Not that Trovalds took any longer ... I think we are missing the point
here. The length of time one takes to achieve a task is irrelevant
(particularly so when there are standards which have to be met/adhered
to). The fact that I take two weeks to assemble the components of a
computer 'does not' make it better than one assembled in two hours by
Jonathan Lawson 
Thermal Processes Unit 
Department of Applied Energy and Optical Diagnostics 
School of Mechanical Engineering, 
Cranfield  University, 
Cranfield, Bedford. UK.  
email j.lawson@cranfield.ac.uk

					'They came forth from unholy darknesses ...
					 and were driven back by the rage of Angels'

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