From: John H Meyers on 16 Nov 2009 20:15
[re Microsoft Windows vs. Unix, etc.]
Most of what I just read presumes that only one system
is a "winner" and others are "losers"
How about arguing, then, whether men or women are better overall;
would the elimination of whichever group is inferior
make for an improved world?
Wherever there has been competition, good ideas from all competitors
seem to infiltrate the others, to the extent possible.
Where unlike systems exist, taking completely different approaches,
keeping the different approaches all available, under one roof,
permits the best solution for every task
to be found from a wider range of possibilities.
OS X with a Unix core, Windows with its additional scripting methods,
or optional Cygwin (Unix), certainly can offer much more
than just one of its aspects alone,
and a multi-OS system can offer all that's advantageous
from each that exists within.
Price is also not a negligible consideration,
so even if some very expensive things
can go where some less expensive things can not,
those who do not need the race car
but do need an economical alternative
can certainly benefit from the latter,
and would be wasting money on the former.
Nature seems to have populated the universe,
from the largest scales of entire galaxies
down to the insignifcant locale of a single small planet,
with great variety, and the ultimate success of any subset
seems to be connected with having enough variety of good things,
not with having any one "best" thing overrun all others.
Every time that humans (or any other forces) have interfered
with that balance, it has only screwed things up.
From: JAM on 17 Nov 2009 13:48
On Nov 16, 8:15 pm, "John H Meyers" <jhmey...(a)nomail.invalid> wrote:
> How about arguing, then, whether men or women are better overall;
> would the elimination of whichever group is inferior
> make for an improved world?
Elimination of nazis certainly did improved the world :-)
From: Tom Lake on 17 Nov 2009 15:44
"JAM" <ja_1410(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> On Nov 16, 8:15 pm, "John H Meyers" <jhmey...(a)nomail.invalid> wrote:
>> How about arguing, then, whether men or women are better overall;
>> would the elimination of whichever group is inferior
>> make for an improved world?
> Elimination of nazis certainly did improved the world :-)
For those TI readers here (yes, there are some!) There's
a patch to TI-Connect that lets it run with 64-bit versions of
Vista and Win 7. I use it with Win 7 at home and it works fine.
(fix the link below to fit on one line, of course)