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Thu Jun 11 15:18:52 CDT 2009
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Brian Wheeler wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 15:14 -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On Jun 10, 2009, at 3:04 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
>>>> The other amusing thing about which people here (at least)
>>>> should know better is the visibility factor. VMS, OS/400,
>>>> MVS, and VM are *everywhere*...but people think they're
>>>> somehow "dead" because the only thing they see in for sale in
>>>> WalMart is PCs running Windows. Do these people really
>>>> believe PCs running Windows process their bank transactions,
>>>> maintain hospital databases, or run railroads?
>>> Let's also give credit where credit is due - there are huge
>>> numbers of *nix guys that are as bad as the Windows guys. The
>>> penguin crowd are the worst offenders.
>> We're in agreement there.
> As one of the Penguin Crowd, I agree. The local linux user's group
> seems to be filled with people more interested in flashy gui stuff
> than understanding how the system works.
> Asking any kind of technical question of them usually meets with
> silence. I guess if I asked about configuring compiz or upping my
> FPS I'd get a lot of answers.
Just goes to show that computers are no longer for "computing", but
for making pretty pictures.
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