<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Deep Sea:Beautiful poetry. I share your thoughts and feelings on Windows, Jackie. Bet you never got the "Blue Screen of Death" on a MAC
UNIX, Solaris, Roadrunner, Linux, and maybe even Apple are the way to go for the future.
The Navy at one time considered replacing shipboard UNIX with NT. Trials were conducted on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific a few years back. NT went down causing the ship to be dead in the water for a full day. End of experiment.
Considering that Mac OS X is a Linux based OS (that I have yet been unable to crash - and I have tried, believe me!), it may be the first real, useful GUI (graphic user interface for the uninitiated) for Linux that makes use and installation almost as easy as turning the system on.
I was VERY impressed with the fact that all my settings for my internet browser automatically updated into )OSX's system files without my having to do ANYTHING! Even the bookmarks for a later installed update to Netscape were grabbed from my legacy (OS 9.2) version automatically.
Same thing for Photoshop, Illustrator and several other apps I run on it. VERY impressive.
Talk about hassle free computing!
And I have a day-gig as a sales manager for a WinTel software developer, so my familiarity with both sides of the issue is pretty good.
Lee Darrow, C.Ht.