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A Linux machine! because a 486 is a terrible thing to waste!
(By email@example.com, Joe Sloan)
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"A word to the wise: a credentials dicksize war is usually a bad idea on the
(David Parsons in c.o.l.development.system, about coding in C.)
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"Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except that
no conclusion can be drawn from them."
(By Joseph L. Brothers, Linux/PowerPC Project)
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Actually, typing random strings in the Finder does the equivalent of
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands: file
completion vs. the Mac Finder.)
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After watching my newly-retired dad spend two weeks learning how to make a new
folder, it became obvious that "intuitive" mostly means "what the writer or
speaker of intuitive likes".
(Bruce Ediger, firstname.lastname@example.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, on X the
intuitiveness of a Mac interface.)
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"All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory..."
(By Larry Wall)
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And 1.1.81 is officially BugFree(tm), so if you receive any bug-reports
on it, you know they are just evil lies."
(By Linus Torvalds, Linus.Torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi)
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"...and scantily clad females, of course. Who cares if it's below zero
(By Linus Torvalds)
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"And the next time you consider complaining that running Lucid Emacs
19.05 via NFS from a remote Linux machine in Paraguay doesn't seem to
get the background colors right, you'll know who to thank."
(By Matt Welsh)
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> : Any porters out there should feel happier knowing that DEC is shipping
> : me an AlphaPC that I intend to try getting linux running on: this will
> : definitely help flush out some of the most flagrant unportable stuff.
> : The Alpha is much more different from the i386 than the 68k stuff is, so
> : it's likely to get most of the stuff fixed.
> It's posts like this that almost convince us non-believers that there
> really is a god.
(A follow-up by email@example.com, Anthony Lovell, to Linus's
remarks about porting)