R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Nov 2 20:28:38 PST 2006

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Alan Grimes wrote:

> Linux is still somewhere between Awful and gawdawful. 2/3rds of the
> programs I want to run will instantly crash my machine when I try to
> launch them. I've wanted to develop my own OS since 1994. I've pretty
> much given up, I have the design but I've been unable to establish a
> toolchain that will allow me to do what I need to do. =(

wow - I don't know if this was a troll, or a cry for help.

Silly me, I _stopped_ using non Linux operating systems 
entirely after 1995, when I did a costs to rewards analysis on 
what I was paying to stay with a proprietary vendor's 
operating environment and tools.

I can crash Linux systems from time to time (I have not seen 
Bigfoot in the wild yet; only the family cat, which also bears 
that name), but the cause of such crashes are able to be 
found, and the offending code reverted away.

- Russ Herrold

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