SPUG: Re: Senior Software Engineer - Linux/Unix
ryan.bark at onebox.com
Thu Jan 17 15:39:30 CST 2002
Why did you CC the SPUG list on your rant to a Microsoft employee? I
would rather not have the SPUG remotely associated with that kind of
---- Marion Scott Warner <warner at oz.net> wrote:
> So thanks for forwarding my email to Chairman Bill. I guess the idea
> "Blue Screen of Death Cafe" accross the street from Bill's office did
> seem all that appealing. Have you ever seen the 'Got Milk' commercial?
> You know what I use to say at work when everyone got another Windows
> or the Blue Screen of Death?
> Got Linux? I actually got several converts, go figure.
> The only problem with Bill's thinking is that trying to add
> security/relability to an Operating
> System that has already been written is sort of like trying to turn
> Volks Wagon
> into a Rolls Royce. Not going to happen. Security and reliability need
> to be part and parcel
> to the initial design of the Operating System, not an afterthought.
> being the case
> the OS folks better start from scratch. They could either consider
> Linux or FreeBSD
> as a model and go from there. Or forget it and start porting the
> applications software to Linux.
> The latter would seem to be the most practical considering how long
> takes to write a new OS,
> and the Linux Kernel would be that much further along by the time your
> OS was complete.
> In the event you wish to port I would be more than glad to offer my
> So I can help you all out by porting all of your applications to a
> operating system, Linux of course. The future is clear enough from
> I'm sitting.
> Evolve or become extinct!
> I like Microsoft Applications software OK, but running it on a crappy
> sort of
> defeats the purpose, does it not?
> Why do you think Linux has expanded so quickly.
> Because there are those of us who have no time for the "Blue Screen
> Death" !!
> Reliability/security should not be an after thought in the design of
> OS !
> Lets see, I can get a free operating system that is stable, or I can
> good money
> for one that is not. Seems like a no brainer and I bet your Average
> eventually figures this out.
> Certainly many Corporations have.
> So I'm thinking about opening a cafe across the street from the Redmond
> What do you think of the name "The Blue Screen of Death Cafe". Pretty
> cool eh?
> Scott Warner
> Heather Hamilton wrote:
> > OK, then why are you sending me your resume?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marion Scott Warner [mailto:warner at oz.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 7:06 AM
> > To: Heather Hamilton
> > Subject: Senior Software Engineer - Linux/Unix
> > So, are there any plans in Microsoft's future to port existing
> > applications to Linux?
> > Microsoft should really get out of the operating system business
> > stick to something
> > they are competent at. I quit using Microsoft products 3 years ago
> > because the operating system
> > was so unreliable that I could not take seriously using Microsoft
> > products in conducting business.
> > When your ready to start porting to a real operating system let me
> > know.
> > Oh, and while you all are
> > trying to sue Lindows maybe you should go after MIT as well for
> > X-Windows.
> > http://sense-warner-200.oz.net/resume.html
> > Regards
> > Scott Warner
FREE voicemail, email, and fax...all in one place.
Sign Up Now! http://www.onebox.com
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
POST TO: spug-list at pm.org PROBLEMS: owner-spug-list at pm.org
Subscriptions; Email to majordomo at pm.org: ACTION LIST EMAIL
Replace ACTION by subscribe or unsubscribe, EMAIL by your Email-address
For daily traffic, use spug-list for LIST ; for weekly, spug-list-digest
Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Home Page: http://zipcon.net/spug/
More information about the spug-list