[rescue] Oh yeah ...

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri Feb 20 19:03:14 CST 2009

Robert Darlington wrote:
> For those of you that are bashing XP, you should *really* take a peek at the
> UNIX Hater's Handbook to remind yourselves of how things really were back in
> 1994, and for the most part, still are in 2009.  On one hand, I'm not saying
> XP isn't bloat ware.   What I'm saying is spend the $300 and buy a better
> computer that can run it!  Just because it's old doesn't mean it has no use,
> but chances are it was never designed to run a "modern" OS.  At least get
> off your old P1 and try something made in the last 5 years.  You don't hear
> me whining that my Oak Video CGA card won't run WoW!


The thing is, it's not about not having enough machine.  It's about XP
being full of bling and cruft and moronware and obfuscation that
*actively gets in the way* of getting the job done.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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