If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines

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 colorful, 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. 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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I finally had some time lately and decided to give linux a go, so I've installed and am testing Fedora Core linux. It's just the most amazing thing! After making sure I can get away without "Broken Windows" I will be boarding them up and make the full switch.

I think Linux Air is going to be flying the friendly skies for a long time to come. (well not so user-friendly yet, but its improving everyday)

I hear Fedora has a lot of issues still. I like Debian, but its not the most user friendly, that would prolly go to Mandrake.

On the Mac I really like Yellow Dog Linux, which I run on an old Performa.

I'm a Mandrake guy myself, running it on an extra box here at home.

Good to see that the old gems from Usenet are being given a new lease of life in the Blogosphere :=D

Missing an entry for Air Windows XP - like Air Windows NT, but with a Fisher-Price paint-job...

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