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Re: newbie's gripe with NT/2K/XP integration

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 11:13:01AM -0500, Michael Hoffman wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Gen Zhang wrote:
>>my question is why does cygwin support the technologically challenged
>>platforms 9x/ME and ruining what could be much better support for the
>>NT series.
>The reason the developers don't gratuitously break Cygwin for thousands
>of users is because they're mean.  At least that's what I've always
>figured.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

You're 100% correct.  Just basic meanness.

Where's my dog?  I need to kick something.

>>for example, the interface with security under 9x is actually
>>non-existent anyway and removing support for 9x would make cygwin code
>>smaller and neater (i'm an advocate of _very_ elegant coding), not to
>>mention faster and more secure (what do you know, i mentioned them
>>anyway :).
>Why don't you do it and report back to the list on the speed gains?

Wonderful suggestion.


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