[Ilugc] About Linux advocacy in colleges (failed in CEG)
arvindn at meenakshi.cs.iitm.ernet.in
Sun Jul 4 14:58:23 IST 2004
On Sun, Jul 04, 2004 at 01:37:18PM +0530, Sridhar R wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 13:27:03 +0530, Sriram Kalyanasundaram
> <ksriram29 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > i heard you are using solaris at ceg from one of my freinds.
> Those are old solaris machines got from SUN (we have a collaboration
> with SUN). Windows is a lot better than them.
There is no advantage of using solaris on the desktop/workstation.
It is proprietary, in that respect no better than windows; the CDE
interface is horrible (far worse than windows) and the command line,
although slightly better than MS-DOS, is worse than linux because
it doesn't have GNU.
Q: Do you ever think about quantum computing?
Linus: I think that's a load of bull.
(From a Linux Lunacy cruise interview. After the presumptuous disparagement
of QC, Linus goes on to confuse it with DNA computing.)
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