A comment on the state of operating systems:

If an operating system is your car, then . . .

MS-DOS You get in the car and try to remember where you put your keys.
Windows You get in the car and drive very slowly, because attached to the back of your car is a freight train.
Chicago You get in the car and can't start it because the keys are still under construction.
Mac System 7 You get in the car to go to the store, and the car drives you to the church
Unix You get in the car and type grep store . After reaching the speeds of 200 mph en route, you arrive at the barber shop.
Windows NT You get in the car and write a letter that says Go to the store. . Then you get out of the car and mail the letter to your dashboard.
OS/2 After fueling up with 6000 gallons of gas, you get in the car and drive to the store with a motorcycle escort and marching band in procession. halfway there, the car blows up killing everyone in town.

Reprinted from the newsletter of the Microcomputer Club at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Original article was written by Steve Stein.

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