Forget VC++. Borlands integrated debugger and compiler are the only way
First time to post to this list. Do I get a tootsie roll?
Ariel Faigon wrote:
> A second "what is Linux and how to combat it" document
> just came out the Microsoft leak factory:
> It is a followup doc to the infamous "Halloween Doc"
> (now renamed "Halloween I"). It was leaked by an MS
> employee as a reaction to the recent publicity for
> Halloween-I. It adds the threat of Linux as a client
> and gives a very positive evaluation of Linux (coming
> from within MS, this is telling).
> It concludes again, with the sinister suggestions to
> "de-commoditize" open protocols, plus (surprise) ways
> to attack Linux via litigation (if you can't beat them
> on merit, there are always the nukes, Bill).
> There's specific interest to this community: David Miller
> and Miguel de Icaza are both mentioned and their SPARC
> comparison docs are linked from this document. No doubt,
> the MS guys did a great research job.
> There's a lot the Linux community learn from this document.
> Just read the "what's missing in Linux compared to NT"
> part and make sure it is implemented. It doesn't appear
> too hard. Some points which are definitely geared towards
> the non sophisticated users include:
> 1) Automounting a floppy/CD when it is inserted
> (BTW: IRIX mediad has been doing this for quite a while)
> 2) Simpler installation: e.g. rather than asking 30
> questions, provide a menu like:
> 1) Express install: don't ask me anything,
> just go ahead and fill my disk.
> 2) Pick and chose: let me select
> 3) XFree86 installation: don't ask me what chipset I have
> and what's the scan rates etc. Instead have an internal
> mapping table between well known brand names (e.g. ATI Mach64)
> and the details of the card. People usually know the latter
> (what's written on the box, but rarely the former)
> 4) Simpler Network config: DHCP client installed by default
> Again saving complex questions to the simple user
> 5) Of course, a coherent consistent GUI to manage everything
> from HW devices to access to files etc. Those who need
> the simplicity, will never be willing to do command line
> 6) Development tools like VB/VC++ :-)
> Someone forward this to Red Hat / Gnome and the XFree86 teams ...
> Peace, Ariel