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Lifted from Ken Prevo's BBS in Chicago.


To: ALL

From: KEN PREVO Read: 05-15-95 (08:11)

City: LOWELL IN Last On: 07-13-95 (21:56)

Subj: Humor

I got the following forewarded to me on Internet....

While we were doing comparisons I thought that this bit of humor I found on the net and in a copy of Wired might apply. Hope you like...

If Operating Systems Were Airlines



DOS Air

Passengers walk out onto the runway grab hold of the plane, push it until it gets in the air, hop on, then jump off when it hits the ground. They grab the plane again, push it back into the air, hop on, jump off....


Mac Airways

The cashiers, night attendants, and pilots all look the same, talk the same, and act the same. When you ask them questions about the flight, they reply that you don't want to know, don't need to know, and would you please return to your seat and watch the movie.


Windows Airlines

The terminal is neat and clean, the attendants courteous, the pilots capable. The fleet of Lear jets the carrier operates is immense. Your jet takes off without a hitch, pushes above the clouds and, at 20,000 feet, explodes without warning.


OS/2 Skyways

The terminal is almost empty - only a few prospective passengers mill about. The announcer says that a flight has just departed, although no planes appear to be on the runway. Airline personnel apologize profusely to customers in hushed voices, pointing from time to time to the sleek, powerful jets outside. They tell each passenger how great the flight will be on these new jets and how much safer it will be than Windows Airlines, but they will have to wait a little longer for the technicians to finish the flight systems. Maybe until mid-199?. Maybe longer.


Fly Windows NT

Passengers carry their seats out onto the tarmac and place them in the outline of a plane. They sit down, flap their arms, and make jet swooshing sounds as if they are flying.


UNIX Express

Passengers bring a piece of the airplane and a box of tools with them to the airport. They gather on the tarmac, arguing about what kind of plane they want to build. The passengers split into groups and build several different aircraft but give them all the same name. Only some passengers reach their destinations, but all of them believe they arrived.

End of Operating Systems


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