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16 July 2007 @ 10:50 am
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Read this on Slashdot.org. I loled http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/07/07/15/1853241.shtml Compiled from several post.

BeOS was like JFK. The both got gunned down before we could possibly see any downsides to them.

MS-DOS 1.0 was Herbert Hoover, aloof to the problems of the common man but friend of the engineer in all of us. Also discovered Transformers.

Mac OS 7-8-9, all Franklin Roosevelt, very competent, lead us through difficult times, but left a legacy of programs which have become quite a mixed bag.

Windows 3.1, Dwight Eisenhower, amiable enough, competent, but leaving historians (and many contemporaries) very wanting.

Windows 95 thru ME, Lyndon Johnson, one of the boys, very able at getting things done, but in the end a disaster, rightfully ceding his throne.

Windows NT, Richard Nixon, the archetypal back-room politician, ruthless, and ultimately brought down by little faults, but many believe he was a great president and did much to modernize the Republican Party.

OS/2,Jimmy Carter, Honest and well-meaning, but in the end could not lead effectively (read poor marketing) and was replaced by the more likeable and inspiring Ronald Reagan.

Windows XP, Ronald Reagan, everybody who hates him never met him, he could charm anyone, the Great Communicator. Bought Iranian weapons for contras with drug money.

Mac OS X, Bill Clinton, cheerful and smart, if not the most productive. Known for his speeches.

Vista, George W. Bush, elected because of his name, even though the prior iteration wasn't especially respected or well-liked. Introduced instability and performance issues, all in the name of "security". Many of the corporate interests who promoted him early on are having second thoughts.

Linux, Fidel Castro, the communist leader that has been in office for ages, just refuses to resign or die and points nukes at Windows from time to time.

Microsoft Bob, Gerald Ford, the Chevy Chase of Operating Systems if you will. You could argue that MS Bob wasn't really an OS, but then again, Gerald Ford was never actually elected either.
Firerose Arienfirerosearien on July 16th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Hi, I found this post while browsing LJs latest posts...may I metaquotes it?

teh_keiteh_kei on July 16th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah you can metaquote it. be sure you put the slashdot reference.