Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Ben Franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Sun Apr 21 11:47:53 2002

Richard Erlacher wrote:
> You can get the same software for UNIX, if you don't mind the $250K pricetag.
> You won't get the source code there, either, of course, but I doubt you'd
> expend 200 man-years developing a piece of software at your expense and then
> give away the source code. If you did, your shareholders would tar and
> feather you.

That is not what I asking for. One I developed a design (using undefined
software) I don't want have a $2,000 computer running windows 2022 to
re-program my chips from a printer port that developed in 2002 as the
chips only have a 20 year life span, from data files that have been
sitting on a floppy for years.

> People like the software for FPGA's and CPLD's because it's either free or
> under $100 US.

It is getting a FPGA programmed that is the problem. I found this out
the hard way, as they don't make under $500 programers for the serial
FPGA proms and very few people even publish a J-TAG interface for a
printer port for the stuff that can be programed that way.

> There are so many high-quality 805x compilers that are
> "freeware" or "shareware" that I can't see any reason one would want one of
> the $2000 types, unless he was convinced he could make his work easier by
> spending that money. If people would keep after the producers of the
> purportedly faulty software, it would get fixed. Vendors of shoddy software
> rely on the fact that people buy their products under the mistaken notion that
> it will do their work for them, knowing that, when the end-user finds out it's
> not so, he'll be too embarassed to complain that the product doesn't work any
> better than the comparable freeware product.

Funny what ever happened to assembler programing???
I know, I know ... managment never tells a programer what to program
until a week after it needed in the field.
> There is a demo version of nearly every high-cost ($2000 isn't that high, btw,
> though the Windows environment has made it so.) Get a comparable product for
> UNIX, and you'll get no improvement, nor will you get source. All you'll get
> is a bigger bill.

LINUX != UNIX. ( But you are right )
Ben Franchuk - Dawn * 12/24 bit cpu *
Received on Sun Apr 21 2002 - 11:47:53 BST

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