geek OS

From: Dan Williams <>
Date: Sun Jan 9 17:29:26 2005

On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 13:28:55 -0800 (PST), Tom Jennings <> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 wrote:
> > I'm *amazed* how many people on this list still struggle on with Windows.
> > I would have thought most people with the geeky proclivities that would
> > lead them into playing with old computers would all be running one of the
> > many free OSes.

As the other's have sometimes you have to run windows. I can't afford
a high end mac, so I need to use windows. Openoffice can't deal with
some excel files and last time I looked any powerpoint documents. I
get these on a regular basis. They seem to be quite happy to buy
licenses, having just about 5,000 dell machines with XP. I don't have
any say in this.
It is also a lot easier to put songs on my ipod and other bits on my
phone on windows then it is on linux. That's without even speaking
about games.

Then again the main programs I use are ZOC and Cygwin/X., connected to
the Suns and Vaxen humming away, heating up my flat and really
annoying the missus. "Why do you need all those computers on when you
only ever use one !"
I would also say that this machine XP pro, has not crashed and has
behaved it self. I would say the last time it was even rebooted was
october when I got a bigger hard drive.
Received on Sun Jan 09 2005 - 17:29:26 GMT

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