operating systems

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
Date: Thu Jan 1 12:51:57 1998

On Wed, 31 Dec 1997, Zeus334 wrote:

> Er....one question here. I've tried Linux many times, as well as Minix. From
> all of my attempts, I have come to the following conclusion: Linux is not for
> doing USEFUL things. The express purpose of Linux is to provide something for
> people to recompile. After all, you HAVEN'T seen people doing something on
> Linux besides recompiling the kernel and configuring TCP/IP stacks, HAVE YOU?

Oh come now! You're being silly and you know it. I have a friend who
runs a very successful ISP (~1000 customers) entirely on Linux (well, I
think he has a SparcServer for news or something). Linux is a better
operating system than 95% of the available commercial PC offerings. How
useful it is depends on how good you put it to use.

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