Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Can I force Dell to refund the purcahse price of windows?
- On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, John Logsdon wrote:
> Some people put Linux on PPC's so there must be a reason.Yeah. My other computer is an IBM BlueGene. PPC processors running a
stripped-down Linux kernel on the compute nodes, full Linux on the head
nodes. Think you could get Windoze to do that? Sure :-)
> But there is no way something like Unix - which already existed thenYou've also got to think about the enormous amount of effort MS has
> - would have been developed as a consumer product in the same way that
> MS has developed and marketed it's software.
devoted to making Windoze a system that can be used by - how shall I put
it? - the intellectual least common denominator. And in the process,
making it do all sorts of things that computers really have no reason to
do, like play music or movies. But as long as I don't have to work with
it, that's fine, 'cause all the game players and music downloaders lower
the cost of hardware to me :-)