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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 23:04:41 +0100
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David A. Wheeler wrote:

> > It doesn't matter.  Anybody who's still running Windows Me needs not to
> > ask for aproval before installing GNU/Linux. 8-)
> > 
> > Nobody in a sane mind is using Me on corporate desktops these days,
> > especially not on developers' machines.
> Stats suggest that Windows 98 still has a massive deployment.

Yes, among certain groups of users:

  (a) home users (no hobbyist developers, of course)

  (b) small, non-IT business

Certainly not the focus of GNU arch.

> There are a lot of places where money is tight, and the current
> operating system is sufficient for their needs (write letters,
> read email).

Who wants to run GNU arch on such systems?

> Granted, most developers will want to use something else.

Exactly.  Usually, it's much cheaper to give your developers decent
development boxes and operating systems which cannot be crashed so
easily, especially during development.

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