Re: ??

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Geoffrey wrote:

> Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-02-26 at 02:44, Paul Lewis wrote:
> > 
> >>On 2002.02.26 07:29 Hongl Lai wrote:
> >>
> >>>Linux is the operating system itself, the core.
> >>>It handles everything that your computer do, such as writing to disk,
> >>>managing memory, managing you hardware, etc.
> >>>The kernel is not visible to the user, except when booting.
> >>>GNOME is a piece of software on top of Linux. It's a desktop
> >>>environment, all the windows, buttons, and menus you see.
> >>>GNOME is not part of the operating system, it is an add-on.
> >>>Linux is also able to function without GNOME.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Windows is also able to function without the GUI - then it's called DOS.
> >>
> > 
> > DOS != Windows.  DOS has no VM, no multi-tasking, no network stack, and
> > tends not to crash.
> Windows has no multi-tasking.

Sorry, but this is just bullshit. Windows does have multi-tasking (and has
definately had since windows 3.1 - no, you didn't specify "pre-emptive"),
"Windows" also appllies to windows NT (which always had pre-emptive
multitasking). Spreading baseless propaganda for which you didn't bother
to check the facts doesn't really help with anything. This is not

> -- 
> Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric 3times25 net
> I didn't have to buy my radio from a specific company to listen
> to FM, why doesn't that apply to the Internet (anymore...)?


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