- You're really a Microsoft shill, aren't you?
- But Microsoft did pay you, right?
- You hate Linux, though?
- And you think we should all use Windows?
- I am surprised you didn't mention UNIX security. What do you think of capability-oriented systems?
- You criticize UNIX and say that Mach has some features it lacks, but isn't Mach a form of UNIX?
- Putting wildcard expansion in the shell isn't a bug, its a feature.
- You advocate message passing microkernels, but aren't they really expensive?
- With what do you propose we replace UNIX?
9. With what do you propose we replace UNIX?
At the moment? UNIX. Currently, UNIX-like systems are the least-bad choices. All the operating systems I use regularly are UNIX-based. If OpenVMS were open-sourced and ported to platforms that mere mortals can afford, then it might be an interesting choice as well, but I doubt that will happen.
The important thing is not to be satisfied with current, lackluster offerings. As soon as you start believing the system you are using is perfect, it will stop improving.