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the penguins... penguins... PENGUINS.. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!!!

 

its not in my head i swear! its not!

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So many Linux goodies are ported to Win now. Most of the good stuff (that comprises the core utilities in Cygwin) comes from

 

http://gnuwin32.sf.net

 

You can pretty much make a Win shell seem like a Linux one with that lot in your PATH. You actually need a couple of them to compile Apache on Windows using Visual Studio (wish those Apache buggers would just port it to GCC under Cygwin).

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the penguins... penguins... PENGUINS.. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!!!

 

its not in my head i swear! its not!

 

It is the penguins - at least, it's what got my sister into Linux - the cute cuddly penguin! :D

 

So many Linux goodies are ported to Win now. Most of the good stuff (that comprises the core utilities in Cygwin) comes from

 

http://gnuwin32.sf.net

 

You can pretty much make a Win shell seem like a Linux one with that lot in your PATH. You actually need a couple of them to compile Apache on Windows using Visual Studio (wish those Apache buggers would just port it to GCC under Cygwin).

 

True, a lot of Linux goodies are ported to Windows - although in an ideal world, where no-one used Windows, there simply wouldn't be a need! :P

 

And also, we have a new feature of Windows: Multiple desktops:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...ppowertoys.mspx

http://www.dailything.com/archives/008041.php

 

... where have I seen that one before? Unfortunately, with numerous tests, this is a piece of crap, excuse my french. The change from desktop to desktop is slow (even on my P4 3.06GHz, 512MB RAM, nVIDIA GeForce 5200 PC), it is VERY buggy (some windows disappear, some windows don't look right, some just don't work at all) - it's just another example of bad design!

 

When will they stop chasing Linux (and/or other UNIXes), and actually concentrate on getting their system to work? lol.

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Thats the whole point..............................

 

MICROSOFT DON'T HAVE A SYSTEM !!!!

 

they only have a load of different bits and pieces, that they have purchased, borrowed, begged for, or (dare i say it) taken from all over the place.

 

and then spend endless coding hours, trying desperately to stitch it all together.

 

and hey if something works after that its a bonus!!!!!

 

but it will cost you to find out if anything works.

 

1, money (and lots of it)

2, consumer rights

3, freedom to alter anything

 

never mind i can see the day when most pc's will be running linux, and microshaft will be confined to the realms of obscurity (well except in america), and its not that far away either!

 

at least in europe, asia and south america.

 

 

:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

 

LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT, THERE'S A PENGUIN ABOUT

 

reb2.......... finally microsoft free.

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You can pretty much make a Win shell seem like a Linux one with that lot in your PATH.  You actually need a couple of them to compile Apache on Windows using Visual Studio (wish those Apache buggers would just port it to GCC under Cygwin).

I've managed to install Apache under Cygwin, and I don't have Visual Studio at all, so surely they have addressed the problem?

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