Re: Rawrite2

From: Miguel Angel (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 20:23:31 CEST

On Tue, 09 May 2000, Karl-Heinz Zimmer kindly wrote:
> 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
The strength of linux still (i hope) will be that a user will have the choice
to be a nerd user instead of a dumb user. With windoze you only can be dumb.

Don't see the world trought a window, be open{source}minded, and be free :-)

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