Nuke Redmond!

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Jan 15 14:33:52 2001

I've never liked Apple's attitude toward MY work products. Back in the ][+
days, their policy was that if there was a glitch, your data was in the
toilet. Many Apple applications didn't even retry when there was a disk
read error. You simply had to reset and flush whatever wasn't yet saved.

As a consequence, aside from the 7 ][+'s, I've never bought an Apple

That's what people who don't like MS products should do, IMHO. From what
everybody who hates them indicates, there are plenty of options. Somebody
ought to send Judge Jackson a copy of a transcript of this thread. Clearly,
there is no monopoly! Apple produces a competitive GUI, right? OS/2 is
better, it just costs a little more, right? LINUX is cheaper, right?
Marginally anti-copetitive practices are common in the corporate world.
Where's the problem?

Is there nothing better that one who doesn't like MS than go thorugh life

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Hellige" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: Nuke Redmond!

> > I must point out that MacOS has the same "burden" - and bears it
> >*much* better, as "antique" Mac software is far more likely to run on a
> >Mac system than same-vintage Win/DOS software on a Windows machine. (I
> >*hate* to think I may have accidentally brought this back on-topic...)
> I currently run the Insignia Solutions SoftPC Professional
> emaulator (80286, VGA, MS-DOS 5, circa 1992) on my PowerCurve under
> Mac OS 9.0.4 so that I may run LapDos II (a DOS-shell type program
> used to transfer files between either a PDD/PDD2 or my Tandy 102
> directly and a MS-DOS machine). The version of LapDOS I am running
> dates back to 1987 and is connected to one of the Mac's serial ports
> using an adapter cable from CompUSA and the CompuLink cable available
> from Club 100. This version of SoftPC predates the PPC processor and
> as such is a native 68k program. Because of this, it doesn't run as
> fast as it might, considering the G3 processor in the machine, but it
> does run without a problem, even to the point of having a folder that
> is shared between MS-DOS and the Mac OS and which is accessible from
> either side. My next thing is to try and run 'Chuck Yeagers Advance
> Flight Trainer' on the emulated machine.
> Jeff
> --
> Collector of Classic Microcomputers and Video Game Systems:
> Home of the TRS-80 Model 2000 FAQ File
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