>>83465542>elaborate on that
I don't feel like making an effortpost, but the gist of it would be this:
- Unix programs, generally speaking, don't do one thing and one thing well
- Unix is designed around the concept of text/stream of bytes which is too low level and relies on a lot of unnecessary parsing. There is no concept of structured data (data is the most underrated idea in all computing, largely thanks to Unix IMHO)>>Windows is not too dissimilar from Unix, in the grand scheme of things.>what the fuck
Windows is much more similar to Unix than, say, Genera or Smalltalk. Systems like the Lisp machines, Smalltalk or even Oberon show a different way to approach computing. They weren't without their faults, but they show that another way was possible. Unfortunately, even people who deal with computers for a living, barely heard of them. We essentially live in a Unix monoculture, which means that the great ideas present in other computing systems aren't event thought in universities anymore.
tl.dr. The Unix revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.