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Re: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

On Oct 27 12:19, Dave Korn wrote:
> Tim Prince wrote:
> > Chris Taylor wrote:
> > 
> >> It's not *directly* editing the registry. As a sysadmin, I'm telling you
> >> it *is* different. The (l)user should *never* be allowed to edit the
> >> registry themselves. That's a recipe for disaster. In my book, this
> >> includes so-called junior sysadmins/techs/whatever. 
> >> 
> > No one should be allowed to make software which puts the (l)user in the
> > position
> > of having to use registry tools.  But, this will not happen.  For
> > example, it is practically impossible to use Windows outside a corporate
> > environment without installing something from SBC which habitually
> > messes up the registry.
>   Huh?  Have I been asleep at the switch for the past five years?
>   I've been using Windows "outside a corporate environment" for at least that
> long and I've never yet had to install *anything* from the Southern Baptist
> Congregation.  Whether it messed up my registry or not!

Which is not a surprise at all, given that you're a registered member
of the Cygwin Community, strong believers of Our Devine Lord, the
Flying Spaghetti Monster.

May He live long and in pasta!


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