Two years ago I called Taiwan Microsoft wanting to give them some
helpful suggestions. “What’s your serial number” they snapped. “How
should I know? The software was installed when I bought the
Anyways, I took the GNU/Linux challenge and the promise was fulfilled.
Let’s examine this email I got today.
From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: next-error was never ready for makefiles
X-Sent: 1 day, 14 hours, 26 minutes, 9 seconds ago
I have an idea for how Make and Bash can solve that,
so I suggested it to the maintainers.
Not bad, a personal reply from the Chief GNUisance himself.
Naturally I’ll be happy to report the next bug I find too. It helps
build free software, my contribution to the generations to come.
(warm sparkley music starts in the background)
Why don’t you sit in on a Linux meeting? The average GNU/Linux user
doesn’t worry about viruses or virus detection software.
Why is that ?
I don’t know. Are computers supposed to get viruses? I am a mediocre
GNU/Linux home user for a few years. Sure I get viruses in the mail,
but nothing special happens then. Maybe ask on
When to compress hard drive? I am wondering if it is better to
check the “compress this drive” box…
On GNU/Linux we don’t have the defragmentation ritual, as
fragmentation is low, if that’s what he’s talking about.