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10 Things I Hate About U(NIX) Revisited: Readers Speak

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After receiving several comments (and insults) to his November 2005 article on hating UNIX, David Chisnall offers his responses and further insight on his continuing disdain for UNIX.

My recent article entitled "10 Things I Hate About U(NIX)" provoked a number of comments, questions, and insults. I have tried to address some of them here.

1. You’re really a Microsoft shill, aren’t you?

No. I haven’t used a Microsoft operating system for two years with the exception of a small Windows partition I keep around on my ThinkPad for the occasional game. The only Microsoft product I routinely use is Microsoft VirtualPC, and that’s a version that pre-dates the company’s purchase of Connectix with an update that replaced the original branding with Microsoft logs. It is a constant source of amusement to me that the software gives all Windows executables a Microsoft logo, so whenever I receive an email virus I can tell instantly from the Windows icon it acquires.

The operating systems I use on a daily basis are Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux. Of these, OpenBSD is probably my favorite; it has first-rate documentation and a clear and consistent layout. Oh, and decent security, too.

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