Scott.Cason wrote:That, my friends, was a professional. It didn't knock him off his game, He didn't stumble or stammer around it, he didn't giggle with the anchor over it, in fact he didn't mention it at all. That's how it USED to be. Now, everybody thinks they have to be funny and would have made crappy jokes over it and wasted air time. TV news needs more of this.
Baylink wrote:That's true.
But I do not think that assertion means what you think it means.
And indeed, I'd bet a lot of that stuff would run under WINE on Linux, if you were motivated enough...
Baylink wrote:And indeed, I'd bet a lot of that stuff would run under WINE on Linux, if you were motivated enough...
Baylink wrote:Call it a silly OS vendetta if you like, though I think that's *entirely* unreasonably combative.
*I* call it a 25 year career working on Unix, where machines, and software, simply do what I tell them to, and don't crash or misbehave randomly. The quote apocryphally attributed to Bill Gates is certainly correct, as your reply demonstrates:
"Who cares about fault-tolerant systems? We just need fault tolerant *users*."
I remember the days when that sort of thing popping up on air would get someone -- someone of chief engineer rank, someone who made the decision to buy it in the first place -- *fired*.
A Windows dialog popping up in an on-air frame buffer? Come *on*...
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