Thursday, January 6, 2011

A joke

Got "If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines" in my feed today:

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.

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?"
Funny and true.

Read about UNIX Airways, Air DOS, Windows Air and Windows NT Air at Depon On The Rocks.

More from the Interweb tubes:

Who's to win here?
Linux: You think it doesn't work, but if you ask the right smartass for it, it works.
Apple: You think it work, but it doesn't.
Windows: You think it doesn't work, and it doesn't.
A quick googling yields more... but they're not funny.