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SubjectLinux IS Success
On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> 1. The windows API is very poor. Some of the low level X API's are bad
> too. Also if you want to pay a windows api porting kit is available from
> - so go buy it. It includes MSFC as well

Hear Hear! I had actually looked into this when my prior job liked the
windows *shudder* feel, but also wanted to offer *IX support to our many
customers (brain dead potato pickers, honest).

> 2. ActiveX isnt documented properly or very clever

I agree with Alan, as looking into this previous throughtout the year,
along with previous mickeysoft marketing hype ploys with 1/2 asses
software, with less than adequate documentation (that is, unless all you
care about is Microsoft Toilet, where all you want to do is copy from your
Floppy to "My Toilet", or change the appearance of your toilet - Of
course, changing you a minimum of $40-$50 per book entitled "How to
actually attempt to get something done with Microsoft Toilet, available
two weeks later from Microsoft Press.)

Just my $0.02 - Former Microsoft Developer, since come to my senses...

> Alan

- Shawn Holwegner/Neptho T
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