Re: [NTLK] [ot] convincing arg against MS OS

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 05:43:28 EDT

on 07-06-2002 6:35, Ed Kummel at wrote:

> I maintain several thousand servers. NT4.0 and 2000
> that see heavy use. Rarely do I need to boot any of
> them! I also run my own machines at home (98, 98se,
> 2000, XP and a .net server) and in the past 80 days,
> on any of my machines (just ran uptime /s on them)
> none has had less than 99.5% uptime.

I don't think we could call you a typical user Ed...

> Sure, dragging the icon to the trash is easy...any OS
> can do it (with a GUI), but if you don't properly
> uninstall an applicaiton on a Mac, you run the risk of
> corrupting preferences. I suggest that you use an
> uninstaller if you want to remove applications from
> any OS!

Wasn't that one of the improvements made in OS X, everything together in a
package, so uninstall is much easier ?

> Hmmm, well, considering that Photoshop's interface and
> operating environment are exactly the same on Mac and
> Wintel, you shouldn't have too much of a need to drop
> to the OS level!

Two words: Color Management.

Robert Benschop

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