From: Kragen Sitaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 18:57:22 PDT
> I just thought this comparison of phone philosophy versus
> PC philosophy a little generalized. After all, on a PC, whether it's
> Windows or Linux, a user only has the amount of control that the operating
> system allows them to have--the majority of which isn't user time, but is
> actually kept to itself.
I enjoyed it.
FWIW, PC users can blow away an OS that tries to keep something from
them, and run a new OS that gives them more control. DOS was designed
on the premise that the user should have complete control of the
machine; to a large extent, so was Windows. NT isn't, but Linux
definitely is. (As long as the user is "root".)
-- <email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/> The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08. Hurrah! <URL:http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/bubble.html> The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either. :)
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