Subject: Re: Better than..
To: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <email@example.com>
Date: 01/05/2000 18:05:27
I discussed that with Manuel Bouyer, and understand that it is a
problem of the FS implementation of linux. Manuels first message left
the impresson it did not have to be OS related, and I defenitely did
not want to blame application programmers of doing a bad job!
But I do not think, that this is a real reason for or against an OS. It
defenitely is not an everyday problem, although I have to be grateful
to Manuel for this info, as I will check twice when choosing an OS
for critical systems. I think, that I should be able to handle most OS
around (I had my problems with QNX, but in the end it did what I
wanted) so I HAVE the choice. What about the everyday user? Most
of the people I know simply could not handle Linux or a BSD, I have
to recommend to these people to use the preinstalled MS OS on
their machines, because for them it is the best choice! I cannot
request them to use an OS they need a technician for every little
The open source movement will not benefit from frustrated end users.
A good recommendation in this topic should sound like "The file
system implementation of linux may ristrict its use in critical
environment, and NetBSD is speedier on older less performant
systems ... "
I guess we need better recommendations than to convince people.
In the end it is their choice and they have to live with it and pay for it!