Clearly Chris hasn't used a Mac since System 7...;-)...might be interested to know that OSX is built on BSD!
Most users "never see a blue screen of death"? Be serious. But I suppose this is all off topic... Neil -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems.com at lists.frameusers.com ] On Behalf Of Chris Borokowski Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 12:50 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: radical revamping of techpubs I'm not sure the question here is one of quality as much as different purposes. If you want most stuff to install quickly and work the first time, want flexibility about what hardware you can use, and want compatibility with most people out there, Windows is a clear winner, and most users never see a blue screen of death. If you want a UNIX-like operating system that's free and gives you some flexibility of hardware, but don't mind fiddling with software and OS settings, Linux is a good choice. If you want a stable snazzy operating system, and want few hardware choices and don't care what it costs you or how often it breaks down, you pick Macintosh. I think there's an important lesson there for TWs. User profiles are generally a big time-waster when people make up users complete with names and histories. But recognizing the different general functions users want to fulfil, and as a result the choices they make, is really important. Not everyone wants the bulletproof operating system. If they did, we'd all run BSD ;) --- Technical Writer <tekwrytr at hotmail.com> wrote: > Quality is primarily a subjective opinion; witness the 90+% of the > population of the planet using Windows, despite the occasional Blue > Screen of Death, or necessary re-booting orre-installing required. > Similarly, whether a product is crap or not is again an opinion, not > an objective evaluation that can applied in all cases. The Debian > flavor of Linux is considered "the best" by some, and "the worst" by > some. The opinions are subjective. http://technical-writing.dionysius.com/ technical writing | consulting | development __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as neil.tubb at solacesystems.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/neil.tubb%40solacesy stems.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.