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From: steve@gec-epl.co.uk (Steve_Kilbane)
To: arnold <arnold@cc.gatech.edu>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: Thoughts on a builtin read
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 13:18:08 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9309221718.AA01615@zombie.gec-epl.co.uk> (raw)

> I think if people put Plan 9 into production for day to day use,
> including grungy things like writing papers, they might end up with
> more productive environments for themselves. (This would be true of other
> os's as well, eg Clouds here at GT.)

maybe. depends on whether they had access to other machines, too. at
minster.york.ac.uk, the students use a plan 9-like os running on 386 boxes,
but last i saw, i hadn't seen any students doing anything more than running
a load of remote shells onto the file server (which happens to run AIX). me,
i'd play with the local os, and have fun, but generally it doesn't look that
different from unix anyway (the shared environment and lack of links are the
main places where you see the join) - it's only when you get into the 
programming that you see where the kludges have been removed.

> Maybe I'm wrong. But the attitude of "I just want to get my job done, I don't
> care about elegance/non-elegance of my environment" just leads us to
> DOS, Novell, and Windows NT. Yuck.

kinda, but inertia was the main thing for dos, and pretty icons is the big
mover for nt, i reckon. it's a sad world.

still, this is off the track of rc. 9fans might be better, but i doubt it.


             reply	other threads:[~1993-09-22 17:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1993-09-22 17:18 Steve_Kilbane [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
1993-09-21 17:26 Arnold Robbins
1993-09-21 17:11 rsalz
1993-09-21 16:58 Arnold Robbins
1993-09-21 16:52 gjv%atlas%cesar
1993-09-21 16:36 Byron Rakitzis
1993-09-21 16:50 ` Chris Siebenmann
1993-09-21 15:56 malte
1993-09-21 17:02 ` Chris Siebenmann
1993-09-21 15:54 Tom Culliton x2278
1993-09-21 15:15 Alan Watson
1993-09-21 15:09 rsalz
1993-09-21 14:33 malte
1993-09-21 14:20 rsalz
1993-09-21  6:51 malte
1993-09-21 14:19 ` Chris Siebenmann
1993-09-20 22:11 Tom Culliton x2278

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