Re: Rawrite2

From: Karl-Heinz Zimmer (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 15:04:52 CEST

On Mon, 08 May 2000, Gerhard Thimm wrote:

> When Ken Thomson, the designer of UNIX at Bell/AT&T, was ask
> why UNIX is so user-unfriendly and never gives a warning.
> He told, he likes computer to be a butler and not a nanny.

And Jef Knoors replied:

> Nevertheless,
> Corel Linux comes with a waste basket for deleted file
> (so I've heard)

That's true and so does Mandrake Linux (probably native Red Hat
does the same).

In my (humble) opinion this shows clearly how FAR away from the
original way of thinking the modern Linux distributions are:

         They think their users DO need a nanny.

Of course MANY users are happy about that: the same ones who
never understood (nor wanted to understand) what is a .BAT File
in DOS and what is the CONFIG.SYS for and so on...

A few years from now the 'classical' linux user will be a rare
exception and we will be called stupid but harmless people... :-D

Karl-Heinz (privat unterwegs)

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