Fw: If Operating Systems Ran the Airlines
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 17:44:35 -0400
I can not remember if we saw this before, but being a LINUX fan, I could not
>> > Subject: FW: If Operating Systems Ran the Airlines
>> > UNIX Airways
>> > Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come
>> > to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the
>> > plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what
>> > kind of plane they are supposed to be building.
>> > Air DOS
>> > Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump
>> > on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again.
>> > Then they push again, jump on again, and so on ...
>> > Mac Airlines
>> > All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents
>> > look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions
>> > about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't
>> > need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done
>> > for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.
>> > Windows Air
>> > The terminal is pretty and colorful, with friendly stewards,
>> > easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After
>> > about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning
>> > whatsoever.
>> > Windows NT Air
>> > Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes,
>> > and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius
>> > when it explodes.
>> > Linux Air
>> > Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to
>> > start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters,
>> > and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to
>> > cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download
>> > and print the ticket yourself. When you board the plane, you
>> > are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the
>> > seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is
>> > very comfortable, the plan leaves and arrives on time without
>> > a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to
>> > tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but
>> > all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"