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Comment: Re:Pidgeon Holed (Score 3, Insightful) 513

by A. Pizmo Clam (#9590631) Attached to: Apple Delays New iMac
As a CS student, I often wonder why are labs are all WIndows. Its a horrible OS to write software in, IMHO.

It's especially a horrible OS to run a lab on. Ditto for Macs.

I don't see for the life of me how a university with a comprehensive identity-management system (they all have one, if they have email) gets by having desktop settings and file access tied to the machine and not the user. 'Specially given that college kids are not exactly sedentary.

When I was in school, we still used telnet and pine on AIX to check email. That at least gave you a small, portable console environment that was your own. Now that schools are moving to web-based email, things are even worse.

Three words, unis: Sun m.f.-ing Rays. The kids get their own desktop preferences, browser settings, bookmarks and files wherever they go; everyone's happy.

It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. - Voltaire

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