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Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Ubuntu bug #1 closed

Posted May 31, 2013 10:14 UTC (Fri) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Ubuntu bug #1 closed by gwolf
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.

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…

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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:

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

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