<OT>Hard Disk Horrors
TonyK at rochestermidland.com
Fri May 31 11:48:41 PDT 2002
>> and management features of what is commonly agreed should be in a minimal
I would disagree that there's any common agreement as to what should be in a
minimal OS. Even on the LFS list (which would probably be as close as one
could get to a minimal, usable OS) there is no common agreement. Were you
not around for the "bin user" fiasco a couple weeks back? :)
My definition of an OS is the same one I heard 20+ years ago...it's the
first program loaded that provides a user an interface to their programs.
ANYTHING else is just fluff. (BTW, that's what my CP/M instructor taught
us. I didn't start with DOS ;->) "Windows" 9x was not an OS, the
underlying DOS was.
>> Unfortunately, GUI (another whole thread) encourages incompetency by the
mere nature of what it attempts to accomplish.
Which is why I haven't met many in IT who started after 1995 who had half a
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