- From: Zebee Johnstone <zebeej@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 31 May 2008 23:19:50 GMT
In alt.sysadmin.recovery on Sat, 31 May 2008 11:38:30 +0000 (UTC)
Peter Corlett <abuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I occasionally have people turn up and try to get me to spent several hours
of my own time fixing their knackered GameOS box without so much as a cup or
tea or a thankyou. In some cases, I am apparently supposed to provide free
hardware out of my spares box. It is obviously also My Fault when they next
catch worm-du-jour because I was the last person to touch it.
I just say "I don't do Windows, never have. Don't know the first
thing about it".
And I don't. Because I got into Linux when Windows 3.11 was the
current version and because Linux was way better at doing BBS and net
things than Windows was I never bothered to try W95. Not a gamer, I
could write my essays in vi, why change?
By the time this WWW thing was starting to take off my work machine was
a DecStation running Ultrix so I had netscape, home was still text based.
A year or two on I acquired a pentium motherboard and so installed X
which was quite posh I thought especially once I'd got tips on
At work now I use DeadRat for most things and Citrix where I have to
use GameOS apps.
So someone has GameOS I just shrug and say "I don't do windows. Can
install Linux if you like".