Date: Tue, 7 Sep 93 20:42:26 PDT
Subject: Operating Systems
Here we compare operating systems by equating them with the "literature"
appropriate to their users... (adapted from firstname.lastname@example.org)
Multics - Iliad
Full of heroes & exploits
Modern firepower renders most of its tactics obsolete.
UNIX - Aeneid
Studied in more classrooms than the Iliad
(different language, different cultural matrix, different goals)
OS/360 - Internal revenue code
Widely studied, but few consider it an epic
MSDOS - Gilligan's Island
Mac OS - Cheers
"Friendly" in an alcoholic sort of way
Windows - Married With Children
Windows NT - Martin
Even though it follows a successful show...
© 1993 Peter Langston