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sweet jesus, Crossing the Linux Fault Threshold is funny and reveals why the positive response to macosx.1 might open the door for the best chance that a unix environment has to making it onto a larg[er] number of desktops.
Microsoft Windows:
• Cost of operating system: $0 (came with the computer)
• Cost of applications: $299 (proper copy of Office, couple of games)
• Money spent on books relating to Microsoft Windows: $0 (the very idea of buying one would have seemed weird to me)
• Time spent reading books: 2hrs/year (occasionally looking up how to write macros in the manual)
• Cost of operating system: $3.95 (the magazine was fucking useless except for the CD)
• Cost of applications: $0
• Money spent on books: $200 (vast numbers of them seemed to need to be bought to understand what the hell was going on and no one book explained anything properly)
•Cost of sitting around drinking nasty coffee in dingy internet cafes trying to work out how the fuck I was going to get my modem to work again: $40
• Cost of entire new fucking computer after I found out that I wasn't going to be able to, because fucking Linux doesn't support it: $500
• Time spent reading books: all my free time for a fucking week.

You see how the cost mounts up. And that was just to get my computer fucking working again. Christ knows how much time and expense I'm going to be put through if I ever decide to do anything with it.
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10/03/2001 08:37:00 PM 0 comments


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