On Friday 07 February 2003 02:56 pm, John Goerzen wrote:
> 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

I do believe he is refering to a song called every os sucks.

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