JDS - Just can't tell them apart

As I was sitting at the lab burning some CDs, and was looking for a machine to start up a browser. I found a Dell box right beside me and having JDS running on it, so I tried to launch the Mozilla browser from the Launch bar, nothing happens. Instinctively as an engineer, I tried to start up a terminal, still nothing comes up. The last resort is to power down and up the machine. While I was doing all these things I was thinking all alone this is a Linux box.

I was kindly caught by surprise when the machine boot up, it is running Solaris! Well, just like the Chinese saying, "Do not judge a person by his look". A consistent looking Desktop can really do well to hide the underlying OS and allow users to concentrate on their tasks.

P.S. The problem turned out to be the machine as not connected to a network at all.
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I agree, 99% of the users don't care what engine is under the hood, as long as it does the job. In case anyone is wondering why your apps are failing, maybe you have the version with the broken X11 extension library. I still owe you a beer for telling me how to remove the library.

Posted by bnitz on August 17, 2004 at 07:03 AM GMT+00:00 #

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