Re: Windows 95
Daryl Barnett (dbarnett@CATS.UCSC.EDU)
Sat, 24 Feb 1996 09:59:46 -0800
>None of these comments reflect the fact that Windows95 was not intended to
be a *new operating* for the rest of the world to start using. It is an
upgrade to Windows 3.x and is intended as an upgrade for Windows 3.x users.
I have used Windows for over 11 years and would not change operating systems
for the world. None of you who are happy with your favorite operating
systems should change either. (Comment for Windows 3.x users who have not
upgraded yet, when you do upgrade, the learning curve is very small and the
added benefits are very large.)
>At 08:17 PM 2/23/96 -0600, you wrote:
>>Enough of this PC vrs MAC Cold War Ideology. Join the AMIGA underground!
>>On Fri, 23 Feb 1996, Danny Yee wrote:
>>> The thread is off topic, but I can't resist.
>>> > Bosley_J writes:
>>> > "PS--Off topic, but does anybody else hate Windows 95 as much as I do?
>>> > piece of junk!"
>>> > Become an advanced and progressive hominid! Get a Mac!
>>> Give me Linux any day. Unix had all the "new" features of Windows
>>> 95 and then lots -- twenty years ago!
>>> But if I have to use one of those pitiful excuses for operating
>>> systems foisted on the world by marketing, I'll take MacOS over
>>> Windows any day. One big reason is that the Windows "paradigm" has
>>> this complicated apparatus of program groups and icons AS WELL AS the
>>> underlying file system structure. With the Mac those things are one
>>> and the same. And Macs are just much easier to use. [My gainfull
>>> employment involves looking after 60 Macs and 10 Windows machines, and
>>> the 10 Windows machines are as much work as all the Macs put together.]
>>> Danny Yee.
University of California Santa Cruz