Ease of Use (was Re: Nuke Richmond)

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Fri Jan 12 20:22:13 2001

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>

>Finally, whine all you want about Windows it was was the ram rod of
>that made it economically practical to build 100 million computers
>the same. Linux wouldn't exist if it still cost $10,000 to get a "home"
>computer that was powerful enough to run it.

My $0.02 is:

        -That the OS if stable it's meaningless whos the maker.
        -The applications that support it are everything.
        -Applications that suppost common standard for
         text, images, datatypes and related types will dominate.

That's the OS that wins... Users run apps, everyone else argues about the

Now with that said. I hate MS, I run NT4/WS with minimal MS apps.
NT4 is pretty decent and plenty stable. I dont run Office9x or Off2k
as it's buggy. Like every OS I've used, a good OS can be compromized
by bad apps and well behaved apps will make the weakest OS look good.
In the end a Robust OS makes poorly written and misbehaving apps
more tolerable though still unacceptable.

Received on Fri Jan 12 2001 - 20:22:13 GMT

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