Posted by: Anonymous
on December 23, 2008 09:56 AM
With DOS, everything was unzipped into its own directory, and the program could be restored to a backup computer merely by copying it over.
I've been making a living in computing since before you were born, before paper tape, with punch cards.
The Windows registry and DLL hell have their worst features expressed in these dependency problems, and it's why the Linux Desktop will never happen. Just how do you *recover* a crashed system?
A business is looking for effective solutions that are simple. Linux is even more complicated than Vista. Posted on Mac Tiger, I'm a Development Director for a nonprofit who uses SAMBA to tie together a herd of XP, 98, DOS(yes it's still needed) and Mac computers.