Re: bloatware (Re: Web site up! (GUI vs. CLI))

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 09:30:17 -0400

Jordan Hazen wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 08:19:33AM -0400, CountZero wrote:
> [...]
> > At this point I really don't care too much, the fact that Windows (tm)
> > is a bloated mess, likely impossible for any single human to understand,
> > _it works_, it gives me what I want at the moment and I'm more than
> > willing to throw hardware at it as long as the hardware is cheap since
> > the alternative is to wait (possibly for a long time) to get the same
> > capabilities in properly optimized code.
> Well, you can always run a minority operating system like Linux or QNX or
> BeOS today, depending on application compatibility needs. There are plenty
> of nice choices out there, so I don't think we have to worry so much about
> "Human minds on Windows" when the time comes :)

This weekend I saw the South Park movie, and the scene where the General has some problems with Windows 98 and takes out his frustrations on Bill Gates was rather hilarious. I saw the movie in Hanover, NH, where Dartmouth College is (a big Apple user and supporter), and the audience sustained a standing ovation for the General's actions for an extended period.....


Michael S. Lorrey
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