[scribus] Windows can't crash - very strange comment

Carl Symons carlsymons at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 15:38:44 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM,  <scribus-request at lists.scribus.net> wrote:
> From: Roger <hovergo at net-tech.com.au>
> Subject: [scribus] Windows can't crash - very strange comment

>> > >> I have never heard of anything else crashing on a
>> > >> Windows platform.
>> >
>> > as far as i know, windows can't even crash, unless you
>> > use very unreliable
>> > software like scribus.
> Either that is the most unfair comment I have heard or it is a piece of humour,
> can't decide..
> I gave up running windows...


> May I suggest to put in a small amount of time to learn linux, about the same
> time you took to learn windows, and run linux as your main os, using windows
> only and if absolutely necessary.
> Roger

It was a joke, Roger. I too gave up running Windows in favor of Linux
several years ago.

My experience is virtually the same as yours. If I tempt the Fates by
installing something that is brand new, I know that it is not for
production. In fact, almost always, the developers explicitly state
the risk.

For example, the Chrome browser is available for Linux as Chromium.
When it launches, there is a big red stop sign, and the following
"This browser is not ready yet! This is a pre-alpha build of Chromium
on Linux. It is woefully incomplete."
Further down the page is a request not to file bugs, because there are
so many known gaping holes that finding bugs is not a problem, and
dealing with them is a distraction.


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