[rescue] A bit of Fun

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Jun 17 12:19:43 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 12:51:58PM -0400, Michael A. Turner wrote:
> 	Since tempers seem to be up a little I thought maybe a bit of fun
> may help us out. How about the Rescue worst of awards ? This could be the
> Alpha version. How about nominations for:
> 1. Worst Machine Architecture


> 2. Worst Processor

The P4.

> 3. Worst Operating system

I can't decide if the later versions of dos were worse, or windows ME,
or windows XP.

> 4. Worst Case Design

To generalize and break the rules, Packard Bell, especially the later

> 	The main rule I can think up is that you cannot use a single company
> as an answer. For example everyone is going to yell "Microsoft" for number 3
> I am sure. Instead you must point to a particular peice and say why. For
> example I nominate Microsoft Bob for number 3. It had the massive GUI
> overhead of windows 95 on a machine 1/3 as fast. In addition it removed any
> hope of getting anything done by locking the user out of everything. Add to
> the fact that it was an overlay system on an OS overlay (Bob went over
> windows 3.1 which was an overlay over dos 5 and 6) made it clugy as hell.

It is debatable how much windows pre-95 can be called an OS.  However, I
think that MS BOB is clearly not an OS.  It didn't do any OS like tasks
to my understanding.  

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