Scott Hanselman

Cringely is killing me

January 21, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Musings
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Cringely is killing me.  Dvorak is killing me.  Computer Pundits are killing me.  I swear, I get more valuable insight from the average Joe working at Subway Sandwiches than I do reading this drivel.  All is succeeds in is frustrating me. 

Silly Cringley Quote of the Day

"Even today, you can still get to a C: prompt under Windows XP, which means a disk operating system is hiding there no matter what Microsoft wants us to believe."

Is this even English? (well, arguably "Is this even English" probably isn't a complete sentence, but that's neither here nor there.) 

<sarcasm>Thanks, Cringley, clearly Microsoft needs to remove the command-line interface to gain street credibility.</sarcasm> Since when did the addition of of a Windowing Interface leave the realm of "Operating System Services."  If I run an X-Server under Windows, what does that mean, I'm two OSes, or half of one?  If I access my headless Windows box entirely via VNC or RDP then what does that mean?  Explorer.exe is a shell, as is KDE and Gnome...but GDI and X are still optional, but often core OS Services.

Now, Norton Desktop, that should have been an OS, baby.

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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