Re: Windows vs. Linux
Adam Majer responed, on the below date:
On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 09:49:32PM -0800, Bruce Burhans wrote:
> Someone asked me what the difference between Windows and Linux
> and I presumed to answer:
> Windows grew out of the work of self-involved gameplayers, and
> Linux grew out of the work of people
> concerned with using the computer to make the world a better place.
> That's my impression, anyway.
Not really :)
IMHO, Windows grew out of MS-DOS with influence of Apple OS.
*I* can't imagine anyone more self-involved than Bill Gates and his
yuppy pals, who were certainly more interested in games than networks
and data transfer. Even now, Windows has to struggle to do what
Unix/Linux can do while it sleeps.....
AFAICT, Linux grew out of need for an _affordable_ and free POSIX kernel
so that you don't have to spend billions just to run UNIX like
And what was Unix designed to do? Play Pong on?
I think I have a reasonable point.....