[Parallels 3.0, MacOS 10.4.9] Cygwin install probs and how do I subscribe
Thu Jul 26 20:51:00 GMT 2007
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> David Goldsmith wrote:
>> Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>>> Chris just sent me email to tell me that Cygwin made his machine
>>> blue-screen and interrupted the above email. He needs to reformat
>>> his disk and reinstall. For this reason, he's taking down the Cygwin
>>> site and ending the project. It's just not compatible with Windows.
>>> Perhaps it's time for a new project that brings all the great Cygwin
>>> tools to a more compatible platform like Linux. Anybody interested
>>> in that?
>> This is a joke, right? (I thought so - and a pretty funny one, I
>> thought - but someone I forwarded it to missed the joke so I just
>> wanted to make sure that I didn't miss that it isn't a joke.)
> You're right. I actually thought about adding smilies or a disclaimer
> at the bottom but then thought that would ruin the humor. I thought the
> idea of moving Cygwin to Linux would be absurd enough that everyone would
> get it. But I suppose if you read it quick enough, the absurdity might
> not sink in. My apologies if anyone else became distraught by my attempt
> at humor.
I actually knew it was a joke when you got to "Cygwin made his machine
blue-screen ... He needs to reformat his disk and reinstall" and then
when you added "he's taking down the Cygwin site and ending the project"
I was even more certain. How could anyone believe you were serious? ;-)
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