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If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines

Started by Ryan Lintker, 2002-09-25T09:30:33-05:00 (Wednesday)

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Ryan Lintker

Now here is a classic computer joke.  Original author unknown.

UNIX Airways
Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building.

Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on ...

Mac Airlines
All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.

Windows Air
The terminal is pretty and colorful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

Windows NT Air
Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.

Linux Air
Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself. When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the Seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"

"You can't always get what you want,
 but if you try sometime, you just might find,
you get what you need" - The Rolling Stones

William Grim

Ha ha ha, very funny, and so true.

When Windows NT crashes, it crashes hard!

FATAL STOP ERROR #!@$#@$@!$@!#$!@$@!$ (some incomprehensible number): EAX3dSND.dll

Kernel dump occuring: 23%
William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley

Chris Swingler

QuoteFATAL STOP ERROR #!@$#@$@!$@!#$!@$@!$ (some incomprehensible number): EAX3dSND.dll

Isn't that number usually in hexadecimal?  Hexadecimal does mean stuff to some people.  But in this case, it usually refers to a memory address.

What am I talking about?  This is a humor column.  

That's a bad Beanie! Talk about semantics in a humor thread.

Christopher Swingler
CAOS Web Administrator