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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 07:38:30 -0800
From:      "Terabyte Pete" <terabyte_pete@hotmail.com>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   My recent Epiphany about operating systems
Message-ID:  <BAY105-F20969D2E6FA89678A4EA4D9CCF0@phx.gbl>
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7:04 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2006

In Winblow$, the release & bundling of IE was purposely as crippleware, 
virus, & bug delivery system 2 trap people into constantly 'upgrading'.  A 
simple comparisson of Windows 95 side-by-side with the final Windows ME & 
various IE 'upgrades' illustrates how the supposedly 'new & improved' stuff 
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?  The 
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 not.  
I have concluded, in a flash of insight, that all of the non-windows OSes, 
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 services 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 which 
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 at 
'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 & installed, 
those who didn't simply ignore me made a point of laughing at me & mocking 
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 operating 
systems, on average, are written specificaly to work well once configured, 
but the configuration to be a complete nightmare so as to create a need for 
'system administrator' employees.  They write it 2 B a pain in the ass, 2 
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 fixed it 
this time" - yeah right :))  I am still using the shell from Windows95.  
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 use 
BSD!  & I am sure, over at Hurricane Internet (their subcontractor), those 
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 not 
ripping people off via software per se, but 'services'

What the world needs is a single OS that will run all softwares.  Short of 
that, at least an OS that will run all versions of Windows software.  The 
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.  We 
should get together & release a 'toolkit' to upgrade the kernel from this 
early 1995 release, so it will be compatable with things like 'get special 
folders path' and '.net' & other bullshit that 3rd programmers have written 
into their code 2 look 4 in the shell.  Basically, take those few elements 
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 or using 
those programs, but it incapacitates the functionality of the other kernel 
things - like being able 2 move vast tracts of files around without 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 mean, 
just trying 2 move some files around- & everything freezes!  So people are 
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 more?  Oh 
nice, 55,000 folders - yum!

Yes that is common - I am always moving huge numbers of things around.  I 
rip a lot of sites, backup customer systems, etc.

Oh another thing nice would B able 2 read AND write to NTFS compressed file 
system from the 95 shell. Can read using a 'sysinternals' program, but not 
write :(  Maybe soon!  There is also a program called 'write everything', 
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 intricate 
scams.  I am very anti-scam.  I am result-oriented.  Like when I discover 
that I can use a 20" diameter tube that costs me $30 instead of an $800 CNC 
fabbed cabinet, & the tubular version actually EXCEEDS the performance, I 
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 they 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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