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  1. #1 If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines... 
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    Lol, jsut found this at urban dictionary. Hope you like it xD
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    UNIX Airways

    Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building.

    Air DOS

    Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on...

    Mac Airlines

    All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.

    Windows Air

    The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

    Windows NT Air

    Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.

    Windows XP Air

    You turn up at the airport,which is under contract to only allow XP Air planes. All the aircraft are identical, brightly coloured and three times as big as they need to be. The signs are huge and all point the same way. Whichever way you go, someone pops up dressed in a cloak and pointed hat insisting you follow him. Your luggage and clothes are taken off you and replaced with an XP Air suit and suitcase identical to everyone around you as this is included in the exorbitant ticket cost. The aircraft will not take off until you have signed a contract. The inflight entertainment promised turns out to be the same Mickey Mouse cartoon repeated over and over again. You have to phone your travel agent before you can have a meal or drink. You are searched regularly throughout the flight. If you go to the toilet twice or more you get charged for a new ticket. No matter what destination you booked you will always end up crash landing at Whistler in Canada.

    Linux Air

    Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself.

    When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"


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    Absolutely not. While linux works really well and is the best os for programming, if you are not computer knowledgeable or you want to play computer games then you should always go with Windows.


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    Hahaha! That is a very creative way to describe the operating systems.
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    Yeah and you also have Amiga Airways........

    ....Its cheap to buy tickets, the plane is smooth and beautiful. The meal onboard is wonderful, the stewerdesses are drop dead gorgeous and the journey could not be more pleasant, however when you are 10 minutes away from your destination; all of the other jelous airways send their planes in hurtling towards you and crash into your aircraft, you go down with a bang. All is not lost though because a company 100 millions years ago promised to buy the parts of the wreckage and rebuild the wonderful airline. Unfortunately though they couldnt be arsed and the bits and pieces are still sitting in different places in their back yard rusting away, and as they own the rights to them; noone else can have a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the man of science
    linux works really well and is the best os for programming
    Sorry, what?

    Programming what, exactly? Programming Linux applications? Or programming anything else? If you're writing an app, you pretty much have to do it in the OS it's going to run on. And that's likely to be Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazz
    Quote Originally Posted by the man of science
    linux works really well and is the best os for programming
    Sorry, what?

    Programming what, exactly? Programming Linux applications? Or programming anything else? If you're writing an app, you pretty much have to do it in the OS it's going to run on. And that's likely to be Windows.
    Errr. Only for platform based testing mate. C for instance is a universal language. But sure, if you want your programme to run with the likes of direct x and .NET framework's etc, etc. then there is no substitute for Windows.

    BUT.......Haveing said that, I could be wrong but thwat I think the guy was getting at was that Linux is Open-source therefore a lot EASIER to programme for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazz
    Quote Originally Posted by the man of science
    linux works really well and is the best os for programming
    Sorry, what?

    Programming what, exactly? Programming Linux applications? Or programming anything else? If you're writing an app, you pretty much have to do it in the OS it's going to run on. And that's likely to be Windows.
    Errr. Only for platform based testing mate. C for instance is a universal language. But sure, if you want your programme to run with the likes of direct x and .NET framework's etc, etc. then there is no substitute for Windows.

    BUT.......Haveing said that, I could be wrong but thwat I think the guy was getting at was that Linux is Open-source therefore a lot EASIER to programme for.
    You're right that you can write a program for Windows in Linux, but yes, I was assuming that the same OS would be used to test as well, and that is why I disputed the point.

    And Linux is more welcoming to new developers than Windows in terms of access to core architecture etc. so you have a point there too.

    However I think you'll agree with me that if Man A was developing an application it is likely to be for Windows and if you are developing a Windows app and you had one machine you would use Windows.

    But at this point I'm simply being pedantic.
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