[rescue] Personal progressions (was: what to do with a dec alpha 255)

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Thu May 31 14:53:28 CDT 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 03:41:55PM -0400, Aaron Finley wrote:

> BASIC on TI-99/4A, DOS on IBM/XT, DOS on IBM/AT, BASIC on 386, Windows
> 3.0/3.1, Linux on 486/Pentium, Solaris on a Sun Sparc 1+, then a 2,
> then a 5, then IRIX on an Indigo 2, IRIX on an Onyx, Tru64 on a Alpha,
> AIX on a 44P-270, then back to Windows, and been with Windows for
> several years now across several machines.

>From a career point of view there is nothing wrong with Windows. It won't
get you a high profile job, have your name spoken with reverence on the
Internet, or get you rich, but after the "high tech bubble" burst,
Windows admins had jobs, while Linux gurus did not.

To paraphrase the old joke: An optimist learns Linux, a pessimist learns
Windows, and a realist learns Chinese.


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