Oooh, ahh, look at the pretty innovations from Redmond? So, continuing
Win32 = UNIX circa what, 1971? Or with X, circa mid 80s?
But no, not equal: still no networked windowing, and still with a
completely fucked scheme for dealing with multiple users, still a
completely fucked idea of filesystems and file permissions, multiple
braindead and inconsistent driver models, a piss-poor virtual memory
scheme, a completely bloated and flatulent set of system APIs, a
poorly-defined notion of the "standard user environment," inconsistent
administration interfaces / concepts, etc. etc... Need we bring up the
grotesque *differences* between the vendor's two systems (95 and NT) and
contrast them with the *cross-vendor* portability of POSIX? How about
the complete lack of reliability in comparison to even poor,
student-hacked free UNIX implementations?
Hey, I didn't start this thread. ;-)