RE: UNIX: The Experiment That Failed

Kurt Buff (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 22:40:22 -0700


A classic troll for a religious fight. I'm not going to waste my time going
to the site.

Not only am I a SIG co-chair for BOPA (an NT-centric user group - see, I make my living as an NT administrator, and if this weren't
so funny and so transparent, and so imbecilic, I'd be ashamed. Frankly, I
do this stuff 'cause I love computers, and 'cause someday when I'm good
enough at it, I'd like to make my living as a *nix admin as well. I also
have a background as an Amiga partisan, from the time they were introduced
(got my first 1000 in October 1985!) and have been bashing around for a
long time. I haven't seen anything so baldly (and badly) stated since I put
up a BBS dedicated to political/philosophical discussion/warfare in 1987
(Black Flag, since deceased). Stooping to this kind of stunt demonstrates
clear signs of cerebral insufficiency.

IMHO, Linux is the only OS that shows real promise of being a true
competitor to MSFT. Nothing else comes close to being a live force in
people's minds, nothing else show the kind of dynamism that can grab
people's imagination and shake up their world view, and point them to
something that might be at least a chance at a different paradigm of
computing. I'm not much of an Linux performer yet, but I'm working on it,
and having fun doing it. Even if nothing ever comes of it (doubtful!) I'll
have had some fun. I can't ask for more than that.


From: Vladimir Mott[]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 1997 4:42 PM
To: Caldera-lusers; pink hat; linus lovers
Subject: UNIX: The Experiment That Failed

You people are still trying to promote some UNIX OS?

Get real, this is the '90s. - reasons why NT will crush UNIX.

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