Re: UNIX: The Experiment That Failed - and the humorous book it is from.

H. Peter Anvin (
14 Apr 1997 18:58:07 GMT

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> The real question is why did MicroSoft adopt most of the worse features
> cited in the book. X is terrible as are all 2nd systems, but it runs on
> top of the OS, not inside it - as did MS Win - until recently, but only
> sort-of since DOS comes up in '95, then the GUI, but now you can't turn
> off the GUI.

Actually, you can... of course, when the GUI starts up it actually
replaces most of DOS, to the extent that *filenames* aren't the same
in DOS and GUI mode...


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