Here what driving to the corner Seven Eleven would be like if OS ran your car.
MS DOS: You get into the car and try to remember where you put the keys.
Windows: You get into the car and drive to the store very slowly, because, attached to the back of the car is a freight train.
Mac System 7: You get into the car and the car, all by itself, drives you to church.
UNIX: You get in the car and type “grep 7-11”. After reaching speeds of up to 200 miles an hour enroute, you arrive at the barber shop.
Win NT: You get in the car and write a letter that says, “Go to 7-11.” Then you get out of the car, place the letter on the dashboard and wait for something to happen. But all the cars does is blowing its own horn.
Taligent PINK: You walk to the store with Ricardo Montalban, who tells you how wonderful it will be when he can fly you to the store in his Learjet.
OS/2: After fuelling up with 6000 gallons of high test gas, you get in the car and go to 7-11 with a motorcycle escort and a marching brass band in procession. Halfway there, the car blows up, killing everyone in town.
S/36 SSP: You get in the car and drive. Halfway there you run out of gas. While walking the rest of the way, you are run over by kids on mopeds.
OS/400: An attendant locks you into the car and drives you to 7-11. When you get there, you watch everybody else get free Filet Mignon.
operating_systems_cars.txt · Last modified: 4/03/2016 05:29 by lrosa