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The quality of an operation system is more a subject of religious debate than of technical merit. The Windows community is like the Catholic Church; it has the largest following, and its members a mostly laymen who do not participate much in religious debates. The community is organized on strong hierarchical lines.
The Unix community is like the mainstream Protestant Church; it has not as large a following as the Windows community, and its members define the system and run the community. Like the Protestant Church, there are many flavors of observance: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mach; the list is as long as list of protestant variants. Most are highly evangelical - a good Protestant trait - with Linux perhaps being the most fanatical.
The Macintosh community hangs somewhere in the lurch between Windows and Unix, the Catholic and the Protestants, a bit like the Anglican Church; they're Protestant acting like Catholics.
Plan 9 from Bell Labs is like the Quakers: distinguished by its stress to "Inner Light," noted for simplicity of life, in particular for plainness of speech, like the Quakers, Plan 9 does not proselytize.—Sape J. Mullender, Pierre G. Janson, Real Time in Real Operating System
- I am a reader: science fiction specializing in Muad'dib and military history specializing in Gaza War.
- I am also a software engineer specializing in kernel panic.
- I do not WP:OWN those articles.
|Sincerely, I award you a barnstar for your civility in the 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza conflict debates. --Darwish (talk) 12:53, 10 February 2009 (UTC)|
|The BLP Barnstar|
|It's nice to see someone actually taking BLP policy seriously, and making articles policy-compliant. JN466 22:35, 21 May 2011 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|Thanks for your contributions, AgadaUrbanit. SwisterTwister talk 17:53, 20 May 2012 (UTC)|
Not quite a barnstar, but...
|Hello AgadaUrbanit, I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow vandal fighter/Wikipedian. SwisterTwister talk 21:05, 24 December 2011 (UTC)|
- Paul thinks, "They will call me Muad'Dib", and they do call him Muad'Dib, because thats what's he asks them to call him. He must be psychic! 
- Some functional programming devotees use the derogatory term destructive assignment to refer to the imperative programming assignment operation.
- I am pleased that God made my skin black but I wish He had made it thicker.
- A multilingual handsome kernel panic dialog in Mac OS X Snow Leopard is more informative to the end-user than older Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1 gibberish messages.
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