If Operating Systems Ran Airlines...

If Operating Systems Ran Airlines...

DOS Airlines
Passengers are handed maps, compasses, rulers, pencils, and an
airplane manual (shrink- wrapped) as they enter the plane.  They have
to figure out how to get the plane to wherever they want to go.  Some
succeed very well.  Others crash, but they shouldn't have been messing
around with airplanes anyway.


Maclntosh Airlines
All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket
agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same.  Every time you
ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know,
don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without you
having to know, so just shut up.


OS/2 Airlines
If you succeed in getting on board the plane and the plane succeeds
getting off the ground, you have a wonderful trip  ...


Windows Airlines
The airport terminal is nice and colorful, with friendly stewards and
stewardesses, easy access to the plane, and an uneventful takeoff...
then the plane blows up without any warning whatsoever.


NT Airlines
Everyone marches out on the runway, says the password in unison, and
forms the outline of a plane.  Then they all sit down and make a
whooshing sound like they're flying.


UNIX Airlines
Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to the
airport.  They all go out on the runway and put the plane together
piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they are
building.

Thanks to Hanz for this contribution
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