Serious investigations into UNIX and Windows

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Mon Oct 25 09:49:38 PDT 2004

On Oct 25, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

> On 2004-10-25 11:15, TM4525 at wrote:
>> You're also missing my point on this.  You don't have to get into the 
>> guts
>> of windows to make it work. You dont have to be a programmer to tweak 
>> all of
>> the applications, in fact I know more than one "windows tech" who 
>> knows how
>> to set things up but really has no idea what the settings mean.
> This is not really an advantage though, if you ponder a bit the 
> implications
> it has.  It basically means that your average "Windows tech" knows 
> nothing
> about the guts of the system (he doesn't need to, according to your
> description).  Then, when a day comes that something breaks *badly* 
> his best
> suggestion is "throw away the entire thing, and start over with a 
> bootable
> CD-ROM of Windows XYZ".

And this differs from your experience in the Windows :-)

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