Levi Ramsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > On Fri Feb 07 13:10 -0600, John Goerzen wrote: >> My position is that all operating systems suck. (Hard to argue with >> that.) It's our job to make them suck a little less. > > I presume you have heard of Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie?
Nope, care to explain? The origin of that was when I was working at a local ISP. Our unofficial motto was "All ISPs suck. We just suck less." And I think that's the way it is with a lot of things. One of my pet peeves is mail readers. I want to be able to read my mail anywhere without having to use a web reader, and see all my changes from any other computer. A few mail readers can do it, but they all have horrendous bugs in other areas. So I wrote OfflineIMAP (www.quux.org/devel/offlineimap). Now reading mail sucks a little less in my corner of the universe. And so it goes with operating systems. They're all crap :-) The only real OS I've seen with a really compelling design is Plan 9, but it has no applications and is non-free, so there you go. The nice thing about Free Software is that what I do to make my little corner of the world less crappy can help out over there, and vice-versa. That's why our corner smells a lot nicer than Microsoft's :-) -- John