Re: Is this going to be true ?

From: Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 12:26:06 EST

On Wednesday 11 December 2002 18:06, Serge Kuznetsov wrote:
> What I can say is what Linux kernel development outperforms
> M$-Windows development in timeline by many parameters.
> That what I know for sure.
> For this moment M$ have only nice and comfy GUI, but I hope it will change
> very soon.

You've had to have stood with your head in the sand for a few years not to see
that Microsoft actually has a good OS as well. Win2k _does_ have nice
features and runs fast. The main problem with comparing unices and Windoze,
is the question "What is an operating system"? Is the kernel the OS? Are the
libraries part of it as well? Is X part it? Windows has a good bunch of APIs
that quite a few userspace programmers love. Unices + libs + X don't have the
same abstraction as Windows has, resulting in longer, more low-level

I don't like Windows, but saying there's nothing except the GUI doesn't make
you look smarter.


Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk, Datavaktmester
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Tel: +47 9801 3356

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