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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000141.txt from 2005/07

From: "Jay Webler" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] don't bother reinstalling windows. Its time to switch to linux
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 14:11:37 -0400

Question: Why are so few viruses written for a MAC?
Answer: They don't need one.

This was an old joke used during my days of installing
instruments in University laboratories that used MAC
exclusively. My favorite comment from a scientist at Emory
University, back in 1995, as we installed an OS/2 system to work
with a Confocal LASER scanning Microscope, was: "and what is the
second mouse button for"?

I have become convinced that computers exist for the sole reason
of keeping us from getting anything done. No matter what the
make, model, or operating system.

Having said that, I have not had many troubles since I have been
using Windows XP. Since it is a platform similar to NT which is
based upon the Old OS/2 platform, it seems to be far more stable
than the old 95/98 platform.

I imagine that the new MAC which is using a UNIX based operating
system probably works very well. However, you still end up with
the same old problem concerning applications. This is what
killed OS/2 and the reason I finally gave up on Linux. I
decided that I would rather spend more time practicing that
trying to find software packages that would integrate as well as
the Office products.

Just thought I would like to meander a little bit.

Jay Webler

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Grenci []
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] don't bother reinstalling windows. Its time to
switch to linux

On Jul 7, 2005, at 1:20 PM, Karl Krelove wrote:

> Since you've brought it up - the one thing that's kept me from

> switching completely to Linux is the lack of a real
> equivalent of Finale or Sibelius. I have Linux running on a
> machine right next to the Windows one and it's installed as a
> boot on two other computers I use, but until I can replace
Finale or
> Sibelius with something equally powerful and *convenient* I
> ditch Windows. Any suggestions?
> Karl

Get a MAC.


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