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Okay to your first point I don't know maybe your card is old. Second did you
know about the error or default log files that keep track of errors. I don't
know how well frased they are compared to linux errors but you can always
look there. I am also willing to bet you could have learned most if not all
of those languages on either windows or windows through a dos box with
idmittedly is not windows but isn't linux either. I'm not debaiting the
marret of linux for programming or that it is more stable then windows it
isn't as accessible thoe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Hayner" <rhayner complink net>
To: <blinux-list redhat com>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: The growing accessibility gap: was Ameritech.net


>
>
> Hello.
>
> Since windows is so darned accessable, tell me why I can't install it
> and get it to run with my trident video card, and would you also tell
> me that when windows crashes, why you never hear any of the error
> messages?  All you get is this program performed an illegal operation,
> speech dies, and you get no error messages telling you what the devil
> the error messages are, what illegal operation the program performed
> or anything else.  I have been running linux for over 2 years, and I
> have never had it crash on me without knowing why.  I love you people
> who belittle the command-line interface.  You take tools like sed,
> those tools can modify hundreds of files in the time it would take
> windows users to select the files to be modified, if there was such a
> powerful tool in windows.
>
> I took the united states amateur radio callbook, which contains over
> 712,000 records, copied it to my linux partition because I wanted it
> in linux.  I created a table in mysql to hold the fields contained in
> the callbook, and using the load data command, I imported that entire
> 712,000 row database in 28 seconds.  That was on a 200 mhz processor
> and a fairly slow hard drive compaired to the new 7200 rpm drives.
> Try that in windows, and tell me how many minutes it takes you to
> import such a large file.  If windows is so great, why are over half
> of all internet servers running under either Unix or Linux?
>
> As far as I'm concerned, windows is for people who could care less
> about how their computers work, and who are willing to pay a
> technician $50.00 an hour everytime their system crashes.  I only need
> some accounting, and I'll have a degree in computer science.  I went
> to linux because I love programming, and I love experimenting with my
> computer.  I can write all of the letters I want to write with emacs,
> and I can learn latex or even Tex if I want to really get fancy.
> Every time microsoft comes out with a new operating system, or
> upgrades it, you need to buy all new computers if you want any
> performance out of it.  I know 13 programming languages, and I learned
> them all under dos or linux, except for ibm 360 assembler and cobol.
>
> Take care.
>
> --
> Rick Hayner
> rhayner complink net
> Member spebsqsa, Baritone Kalamazoo Mall City Chorus.
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