Windows Versus Unix
I have some limited knowledge of
UNIX/LINUX, which is on some sections much better
than Microsoft Windows, but when it comes make a configuration
change, it can be much
more complicated than Windows.
Sometimes, it can be quite complex to give phone support to
somebody, who is not
an experienced Windows-User, and then I always think about the
joke below, which
was e-mailed to me:
Date: Fri, 6 Feb
1998 17:23:13 -0600 (CST)
On Friday the 24th I was watching the NASA channel on cable TV to
see how the experiments and Shuttle crew were doing. The men
onboard needed to send instructions to the experiments in the
cargo bay and were using a laptop to do it. As some of you may
have heard, there was a "computer problem" onboard as
reported by CNN. The exchange of information between the crew and
the Johnson Space Center (JSC) went something like this:
Urgent Johnson, we can't get a DOS prompt.
JSC: Press C: enter.
Heck, we're not familiar with all this
JSC: What screen are you looking at?
It says 'My Computer', and, er, various other icons.
JSC: Click on 'Start' and then shut down.
You click the 'Start' button to shut down?
JSC: Yeah. Isn't it obvious?
Somebody get me an aspirin.
JSC: Just hit the damn
We can't do that. It didn't load a mouse.
JSC: Didn't load any mouse at all?
Well, yeah, a PS/2 or something. But we don't have one of those
JSC: Okay. Press Alt + Esc.
And what does that do?
JSC: It should help.
JSC: Stand by, will replicate the problem
JSC: Okay then. Double click the MS-DOS
I don't have a mouse.
JSC: Go to backup.
Which is what?
JSC: Dock with the Russians. They have a
Unix Workstation you can borrow.