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Re: Windows-bashing (WAS: Re: Can SVN share files and projects?)

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-17 19:12:30 CEST

On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 11:49, Mark wrote:
> I want to simply say this, because it irritates me. I won't respond to any
> future messages if this becomes a thread.
>
> You call my operating system of choice "Windoze", implying that it's somehow
> second-rate. That offends me, because you're implying that I'm not smart
> enough to choose a good operating system.
>
> I've never called your operating system of choice "Linsux", because, even
> though I don't know you, I respect your choice of OS as appropriate for your
> situation.
>
> Windows is not a second-class citizen in the Subversion world. Several of
> the svn committers use it. Packages for win32 are made available quickly,
> and are almost without fail perfect. Noone who installed them ever had
> problems with APR versions or NPTL availability.
>
> If you want to disparage someone's choice of operating system, please take
> it to Slashdot. They love that sort of thing over there. Otherwise, my OS of
> choice is called "Windows", or even "win32".

I'd like to second Mark's general sentiment--we're all adults
here--there's no need to resort to name calling.

Beyond that, I suspect that there are a *lot* more Windows users out
there than anyone suspects... but that's just a suspicion.

-Fitz, Linux and Mac OS X user. :-)

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