Re: Remote Control

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From: Kragen Sitaker (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 18:57:22 PDT

Greg writes:
> 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".)

<>       Kragen Sitaker     <>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08.  Hurrah!
The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either.  :)

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