----- Original Message -----
From: <David.X.Kahn@gsk.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: OS-X vs. Windows


> jt wrote:
>
> > Of course, the same thing is true when Mac users say "Windows
crashes
> > a lot." That's not true either.
>
> I guess it depends which version of Windows. At home I use ME
(mainly
> because it came pre-installed on the box). In less than a year
I've had to
> re-install it twice - a non-trivial procedure. I'm completely up
to date
> with patches from M$ but if the thing goes over 2 hours without
either
> freezing solid or BSOD-ing I think it's done well.

Use NT workstation or 2000/XP if you want to avoid crashes. Use 98
second edition if you want to run every program known to man. Use
a Mac if you want to run a small graphics design shop and create
stunning digital artwork that will drive your customers (who all
run PCs of course) bonkers as they try to find something that will
actually read those files.

That's been my experience.

The Mac was a stunning design crippled by the stunning greed of
Steve Jobs, who wanted to be sure that all those third party board
and software makers that got rich off his Apple II would be
excluded fro his market. In one of the great paradoxes of history,
it was IBM that published and open standard for its PC line, and
encouraged all comers. Apple kept tight fisted control over the
Mac and licensed only a few people (each paying royalties, and as
I remember, under some publishing control from Apple) to write
software for the Mac.

The success of the PC is the result of the efforts of a million
little guys, and the relative failure of the Mac is the result of
Steve Jobs and his sycophants.

Of course, the two programs that crash my Windows PC are both from
the big guys - Netscape and IE.

Right now would be a great time for someone to come up with an
open source version of Windows 98, as Microsoft for the third time
tries to force everyone over to the NT-branch of Windows, this
time using XP.

I wonder how many people are running Macs on their As/400?
(Thought I would throw that out to move this back ontopic.)
(And will probably get moans and groans of people saying 'not THAT
again). Okay, has anyone on this list bought new Macs in 2001 to
connect to their AS/400? How many?
Brad Jensen
elstore.com
LaserVault - I once owned a Mac - it was delicious

PS I am kidding a little here, anybody is welcome to own any
computer that suits them, even an Amiga. (Do they still make
those?)







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