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

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2004-08-17 19:35:57 CEST

G'day everyone,

My use of the term "Windoze" was a light hearted, inconsequential
remark, and if you re-read my reply to Mark and the original thread,
you'll see that nowhere did I disparage Windows as a product nor
anyone's decision to use it. No offence was intended by my use of
this term, and if, somehow, anyone has become offended, then I can
only offer my humblest apologies.


Peter Monks http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/
pmonks_at_sydneyclimbing.com http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/4455/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick [mailto:fitz@collab.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 August 2004 10:13am
> To: Mark
> Cc: Monks, Peter; users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Windows-bashing (WAS: Re: Can SVN share files
> and projects?)
> 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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