On Thursday, September 25, 2003, 4:57:35 AM, James wrote:

> Hal Fulton wrote: (re: runix)
> .
>> 
>> Finally I decided: It's an interesting and fun activity, but it's not
>> a high priority for me. I myself am rapidly moving away from Windows,
>> and it's not usually wise to invest in the past.

> Then think of it as an investment in the future.  Just as you leave one 
> OS for another today, you may do the same in the future, even if going 
> from one flavor of *nix to another.    I've run into assorted iratation 
> because different 'nix do not implement all utilities quite the same 
> way.  Whether it be grep with slighly different switches, or some 
> version of ifconfig, or whatever, it's nice to have a known set of tools 
> that Do The Right Thing wherever they are.

The GNU utilities?

> [...]

Gavin