My recent Epiphany about operating systems
jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Dec 21 13:10:19 PST 2006
On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 03:06:34PM -0800, Terabyte Pete wrote:
> It's all true & U know it.
> What's your title - head 'driver instal complicator'???
> Enjoy your peddling I.T. services. Would all B so unnecessary if U
> actually gave a shit about making things MENU DRIVEN so a NORMAL PERSON
> could operate your SHIT without having 2 memorize some effing code
Sounds like you have some programming work ahead of you.
Get busy now and maybe you'll have something by 2040 or so.
This is open source freeware created by volunteers you know.
You ain't paying me enough to take your crap or ignorance.
> That's what U have reduced yourself 2 - a 'random access code library' -
> that's your 'job'. If U made it simple 2 use, like Winblow$, U would put
> yourself out of a job ripping people off, & perhaps find a new more
> rewarding career making things even more useful - like, hey people might
> actually wanna BUY your shit if it were easy 2 use :) & ran Windows aps!
> I sure would! Hell I'd pay $300 a pop for an OS that was fast & stable
> like BSD, but also FLEXIBLE & EASY 2 use. Oh yeah, & supported the fucking
> What U got - a few nic cards! HAHAHAHAHAHA
> >From: Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu>
> >To: Terabyte Pete <terabyte_pete at hotmail.com>
> >CC: questions at freebsd.org
> >Subject: Re: My recent Epiphany about operating systems
> >Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 11:04:09 -0500
> >On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 07:38:30AM -0800, Terabyte Pete wrote:
> >> 7:04 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2006
> >Goes to show you that not all Epiphanies are about revealing reality.
> >Some are merely false lights leading one down a darkened path.
> >> In Winblow$, the release & bundling of IE was purposely as crippleware,
> >> virus, & bug delivery system 2 trap people into constantly 'upgrading'.
> >> simple comparisson of Windows 95 side-by-side with the final Windows ME
> >> various IE 'upgrades' illustrates how the supposedly 'new & improved'
> >> is actually about 1/5 the speed, & about 10X less reliable.
> >> The Ephiphany: A similar crippleware model exists in UNIX & Linux, BSD,
> >> Dragonfly, IRIX, Open VMS, etc! But what is the method of crippling?
> >> USER INTERFACE is purposely difficult to use, requiring vast tracts of
> >> arcane code & 'switches' the user is 'supposed' to be able to remember.
> >> The OS Kernels are designed to require constant patching or nothing runs
> >> properly when 'upgrading' softwares. What is the result? Well, the OS
> >> applications may be free, but the system administrator type costs are
> >> I have concluded, in a flash of insight, that all of the non-windows
> >> save perhaps TRON (which is a Jap OS that is actually designed to simply
> >> WORK - runs most cell phones, anti-lock brakes, etc.) - the function of
> >> most free OSes & softwares is to create a market for engineering
> >> to create a functional environment with them.
> >> While even though WInblow$ is crippled & slowed down artificially like
> >> molasses in a 'stock' install, at least it FUNCTIONS. Free operating
> >> systems never do. It's hell even trying to convigure the hardware, on
> >> Windows everything in that respect is done automatically.
> >> If a bunch of morons at Micro$hit can make drivers automatically load, &
> >> systems automatically configure, damn sure a bunch of tweaky inventors
> >> 'god-knows-what-or-another' linux could do it to. Truth is, they simply
> >> have no interest in making things configure easily. It would put the
> >> 'sysadmins' who wrote the programs out of a job!
> >> When I approached Dragonfly & BSD about simply offering a menu-driven
> >> interface, like WIndow$, so things could be easily configured &
> >> those who didn't simply ignore me made a point of laughing at me &
> >> me. They are simply not even interested in making it easy. They WANT
> >it 2
> >> B hard 2 use. It is done BY DESIGN!
> >> Sick - but true. Rather like how doctors in America inject people over
> >> over with mercury in vaccines, so they get 'disseasses' like 'autism' &
> >> 'altzheimers' (just different names for mercury poisoning). Free
> >> systems, on average, are written specificaly to work well once
> >> but the configuration to be a complete nightmare so as to create a need
> >> 'system administrator' employees. They write it 2 B a pain in the ass,
> >> assure their own job security. Just like M$ writes Windoze 2 B full of
> >> bugs, so they can keep selling the same crap over & over "oh but we
> >> it this time" - yeah right :)) I am still using the shell from
> >> It's the only stable, AND fast shell that Microsoft has released. Even
> >> their own services like MSN & Hotmail don't use their own shit. THey
> >> BSD! & I am sure, over at Hurricane Internet (their subcontractor),
> >> BSD guys are happy to spend their days 'configuring' things for a pretty
> >> penny!
> >> HAHAHAHA - the 'unix' geeks R laughing all the way 2 the bank! They're
> >> ripping people off via software per se, but 'services'
> >> What the world needs is a single OS that will run all softwares. Short
> >> that, at least an OS that will run all versions of Windows software.
> >> very first pre-IE Windows95 shell comes very close - few bugs in it, but
> >> relatively minor. It is the best product Microsoft has ever produced.
> >> should get together & release a 'toolkit' to upgrade the kernel from
> >> early 1995 release, so it will be compatable with things like 'get
> >> folders path' and '.net' & other bullshit that 3rd programmers have
> >> into their code 2 look 4 in the shell. Basically, take those few
> >> REQUIRED from the last shells, & make a way 2 import only those
> >> NON-crippling functions into the first shell.
> >> 'Get special folders path' is a particularly common error, as
> >> incompatability goes. About 1 in 5 new programs expect that 'function
> >> call' or whatever. It is easy enough 2 switch shells while installing
> >> using those programs, but it incapacitates the functionality of the
> >> kernel things - like being able 2 move vast tracts of files around
> >> the whole OS locking up LOL
> >> Oh notice also how if you take Windows98 & upgrade it to the 'latest
> >> greatest' IE, it will lock up the computer even MORE often LOL!!! I
> >> just trying 2 move some files around- & everything freezes! So people
> >> saying 'get me XP NOW!' - haha - if they just put the 95 shell on there,
> >> the fucking machines SCREAM! :) OOOH 30,000 files - can I have some
> >> Oh nice, 55,000 folders - yum!
> >> Yes that is common - I am always moving huge numbers of things around.
> >> rip a lot of sites, backup customer systems, etc.
> >> Oh another thing nice would B able 2 read AND write to NTFS compressed
> >> system from the 95 shell. Can read using a 'sysinternals' program, but
> >> write :( Maybe soon! There is also a program called 'write
> >> but it is expensive. Reason being U can about double the space with big
> >> volumes of small files using the compression thingy.
> >> It's like most things in the world - the more layers of bullshit U peel
> >> away, the more it's all revealed 2 B a web of scams - vast web of
> >> scams. I am very anti-scam. I am result-oriented. Like when I
> >> that I can use a 20" diameter tube that costs me $30 instead of an $800
> >> fabbed cabinet, & the tubular version actually EXCEEDS the performance,
> >> stop making the high priced version, not try & keep the superior
> >solution a
> >> fucking SECRET!
> >> U know, opposite of those oil companies - buying up the rail & mass
> >> transit, so they could DESTROY it, & rip everybody off with cars & gas
> >> don't need. It would be nice if more people were solution oriented like
> >> ma'self. We can build a better world.
> >> L8R ~!~
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