Windows, the Path of Least Resistance

Posted: 2007-02-16 11:59:56

I was reading my copy of the Unix System Administration Handbook this morning, and came across this passage at the very end…

“We produced the first edition of this book with the UNIX troff package. For the second edition, we used a Macintosh. We produced this third edition entirely on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and 2000. Oh, such delight! We’ll never touch UNIX again.”

I found the excerpt to be a bit humorous, considering the source [the bible of Unix Administration]. And how Linux is sometimes *pushed* on Windows users, by some. [guilty as charged… but I have changed my ways, I promise.]

Personally, I would rather use the tools that get the most amount of work done for the least amount of effort.