OT email response format (was Re: TTL computing)

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Tue Apr 16 19:54:25 2002

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Christopher Smith wrote:

> they really hate for people to put any software on their system
> (typical windows-using mindset, but let's not get into that :),

  Umm, I had the misfortune to run a Windows9x network for a couple of
years. 30+ machines and 50+ belligerently clueless archeologist users.
If I could have stopped those idiots from installing *every* browser
plugin that came along and $3 cut-out software, I'd have had half the
repairs to do.
  That _is_ a Windows-admin mindset, borne of much painful experience.

  No such beefs about *nix users. If they can install & run whatever
with user perms, it probably can't break anything.

Received on Tue Apr 16 2002 - 19:54:25 BST

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