If Operating Systems were Airlines

  ajm 23:33 21 Jan 04
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Maybe it doesnt belong here, but....

DOS AIR: All the passengers go out onto the runway, grab hold of the plane, push it until it gets in the air, hop on, and jump off when it hits the ground again. Then they grab the plane again, push it back into the air, hop on, etcetera.

WINDOWS AIRLINES: The terminal is very neat and clean, the attendants are all very attractive and the pilots very capable. The fleet is immense. Your jet takes off without a hitch, pushing above the clouds, and at 20,000 feet it explodes without warning.

MAC AIRWAYS: Tickets are expensive. The cashiers, flight attendants, and pilots all look the same, feel the same and act the same. When asked questions about the flight they reply that you don't want to know, don't need to know, and would you please return to your seat and watch the movie.

LINUX EXPRESS: Each passenger brings a piece of the airplane and a box of tools to the airport. They gather on the tarmac, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they want to build and how to put it together. Eventually, they build several different aircraft, but give them all the same name. Some passengers actually reach their destinations. All passengers believe they got there.

  Dragon Heart 00:12 22 Jan 04

WINDOWS AIRLINES Planes almost too heavy to take off, passengers need to constantly repair it mid flight and then everything fails because someone plugs a shaver in

  Dragon Heart 00:23 22 Jan 04

All crew are unpaid, but aircraft are free to buy / run and they are light & work !

  slowhand_1000 00:35 22 Jan 04

Plane takes off - Cabin Crew inform pilot of change in flight plan. Pilot returns to base and has to start again.

Plane takes off (again) - Cabin Crew inform pilot of change in flight plan. Pilot returns to base and has to start again.

Cabin Crew get rather miffed off at pilot always starting off again so save any changes till they get there.

  rupie 00:42 22 Jan 04

you have to understand the difference between computers and airlines is that the computer passengers have bought their own parts for the plane, with advise;they either think or their mates has told them is correct and then think they can fiddle with everything and then blame the airline. This applies to many other things in the computer world. What would you rather ???

  Stuartli 09:27 22 Jan 04

I'd rather, if I was on such a plane, make sure I had a parachute with me....

  Dragon Heart 11:47 22 Jan 04

I'd rather, if I was on such a plane, make sure I had a parachute with me....

or have the Airline MD / President on board with me !

  Chegs ® 23:28 22 Jan 04

See you get the LangaList newsletter too. :-)

  Brian-336451 07:36 23 Jan 04

Rush down the runway and soar into the air in your shiny new airplane with all the latest gizmos, settle down and climb into the wide blue (screen of death)just like Bill Gates on his famous public introduction of his new operating system.

As a member of the airline fraternity, it is most amusing to read the above, keep it up (pardon the pun - intended Sorry)

  Stuartli 08:36 23 Jan 04

Just a flight of fancy me thinks....thread jokes like this never get off the ground.

  Stormpool 09:51 23 Jan 04

click here

It's not funny ya know!

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