NK - How op systems are like knights.
hughn at ssd.fsi.com
Mon Jun 7 15:40:44 PDT 1999
> > How Operating Systems are like Knights:
> > In the realm of the Mighty King Gates who has
> > pulled the sword from the stone and slaughtered
> > everyone with it, comes the knights of the MS
> > Table:
> > Sir DOS:
> > Plain complexion and no armor. Rides very
> > stablely on his mare. He vary rarely falls, but
> > knows only the basic combat tactics and is very
> > difficult to talk to, since he speaks and
> > understands no more than eight-letter words. King
> > Gates plots to murder him.
> > Sir Windows 1.0:
> > Sir DOS's twin brother with a bad toupee. He falls
> > off his horse quite frequently and knows no more
> > than Sir DOS. Just as difficult to communicate
> > with due to his obsession with eight-letter words.
> > He was killed in his first battle. King Gates
> > Pretends this one never existed.
> > Sir Windows 3.x:
> > Sir Windows 1.0's best friend. He is a wee bit
> > more stable on his horse than Sir Windows 1.0, yet
> > not as good as Sir DOS. He's got some really neat
> > designs on his shield but still does not know much
> > more than Sir DOS. Sir Windows 3.x has yet to
> > overcome his devotion to eight-letter words. King
> > Gates is always asking, 'Why can't you be more
> > like that nice Sir Windows95?'
> > Sir Windows95:
> > Sir Windows 3.x's Brother. He's got the same
> > designs on his shield, but his armor is very
> > shiny. Knows advanced combat skills, but never
> > really puts them to use. Not confined to eight-
> > letter words anymore, but it depends who he's
> > talking to. Claims to be able to converse with
> > many people at once, however if he tries to
> > coverse with too many, he'll fall right off his
> > horse and land on top of somebody. King Gates is
> > proud of this one.
> > Sir Windows NT:
> > Sir Windows95's tough-guy uncle. He's got duller
> > designs on his shield, but the same shiny armor.
> > His armor is virtually impenetrable, but a pain to
> > get into and impossible to get out of, all he can
> > do is add more layers. Falls off his horse every
> > once in a while, and everyone else goes right with
> > him. Can converse with many people at once without
> > falling off. He knows advanced combat skills and
> > uses them when necessary. Has the same problems
> > with eight-letter words as Sir Windows95. This is
> > King Gates' favorite thing to show off.
> > Now we leave the realm of the Mighty King Gates
> > and find the wandering swordsman of the land:
> > Sir UNIX:
> > Does not do battle and wears only chain mail. He
> > finds all the information he can and his only goal
> > is to distribute it to others who ask. Knows games
> > and will play them, but likes work better. King
> > Gates has sent Sir Windows NT out to kill and
> > mutilate this knight.
> > Sir MAC OS:
> > Started the fad of the shiny armor and claims the
> > knights of the realm of King Gates stole his
> > ideas. Lately his popularity has declined. And
> > recently he has made an alliance with King Gates.
> > He does know any useful battle skills and will
> > tell you only what he thinks you should know. The
> > good thing about him is that he has no problem
> > with word more than eight letter words.
> > Sir OS/2:
> > Spied on Sir Windows 3.x and Sir Windows95 and
> > copied off of them. He was popular for a time, but
> > now many refuse to acknowledge his exsitstance.
> > There is a rumor that he has a son named Warp.
> > King Gates Reigns high over all that is his and
> > destroys or consumes all that is not. And these
> > are the OS Knights.
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