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Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Posted May 31, 2013 2:45 UTC (Fri) by gwolf (subscriber, #14632)
In reply to: Ubuntu bug #1 closed by khim
Parent article: Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Yup. Exactly the same situation as with MS-DOS 30 years ago: it was basically impossible to use Compaq DOS on IBM PC or IBM DOS on anything except genuine article.
Hmm, sure on this? My first PC was a Printaform (Mexican reseller of Acer). I am sure to have run on it MS-DOS 2.11 and PC-DOS 3.0 seamlessly. Around 1987.
Sure. But don't forget that Windows 1.0 was actually bundled with mouse because it was basically impossible to buy one in stores!
Again, I disagree. My Microsoft mouse was bundled with Paintbrush and Show Partner. I only came to fiddle with Windows 1.01 some months after getting my mouse. And yes, with two floppy drives, Windows was quite painful to use.
"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme"
*That* is a quote I expect to steal!


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Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Posted May 31, 2013 10:14 UTC (Fri) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Yup. Exactly the same situation as with MS-DOS 30 years ago: it was basically impossible to use Compaq DOS on IBM PC or IBM DOS on anything except genuine article.
Hmm, sure on this? My first PC was a Printaform (Mexican reseller of Acer). I am sure to have run on it MS-DOS 2.11 and PC-DOS 3.0 seamlessly. Around 1987.

Please read what you wrote! 30 years agoAround 1987. That's four years difference, you know. Period of time when MS-DOS system were well and truly incompatible was quite short and turbulent but by the 1987 it was already more-or-less history, you only were able to find traces of it by configure options of various programs which had knobs for "not 100% IBM PC compatible" devices - and it looks like we are already starting to experience the same with Android (here and here, for example).

"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme"
*That* is a quote I expect to steal!

Don't forget that you are stealing from Mark Twain, not me! This phrase is so famous and well-known that I felt no need to even attribute it…

Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Posted May 31, 2013 13:48 UTC (Fri) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

Not everybody knows evey quote from Mark Twain.Many people from different part of the world have different cultural references. I only know of two novel name from this man, and not much more (before looking on wikipedia 5 minutes ago, I couldn't even tell which period he lived in).

Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Posted May 31, 2013 21:42 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

After a while, it almost doesn't matter who said what any more:

http://www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/badartists2.html

Certainly, some quotes take on a life of their own.


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