[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Mon Aug 11 17:44:42 CDT 2014

> Win8 is Win7 with a full-screen Start menu, *and nothing more*. It can
> do everything Win7 can and more besides. All this guff about it not
> being suitable for content-creators and power users and sysadmins is
> 100% double-hopped horseshit: it can do absolutely everything all its
> predecessors could.

Seriousness of the discussion aside, my first run-in with this interface 
(Win 8) was on a new fancy Windows server at work. It is in our new data 
center, and it runs a new OS on new hardware with amazingly fast CPUs 
and boatloads of RAM made to handle all kinds or RDP connections. It has 
IE 11 or something and it runs a server version of Windows with a Win 8 
interface. It may very well be one of the most capable pieces of 
hardware we have.

So, I logged in to try some things (like Siebel and other apps) and the 
browser was too new for me to use it. I made my way around OK with 
actually a minimum of pain. Then I tried to log out. I had to Google it 
to find out about the lucky charms bar or whatever to be able to log out 
of my RDP session. The really funny thing was that the article that told 
me how to do this went on to say that logging out was not as obvious 
because this interface was made for small devices like tablets and 
phones where people don't typically have to log out.

So our shiny new, fancy, expensive server runs a UI made for a *phone*. 
Really? I think I'll have to agree with the idea that one size does not 
really fit all, and thinking that it does is a mistake.


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