win32file.pyd Device Error on W95

epog nospam at
Thu Feb 20 20:30:12 CET 2003

I wholeheartedly agree. The only reason why I'm not a Linux advocate is due
to the shady X environment and cheap-looking user interfaces. I'm a fan of
the open-source movement, and I welcome the Linux community, but the fragile
API's are simply hideous.


"Carlos Ribeiro" <cribeiro at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1045765740.27776.python-list at
> On Thursday 20 February 2003 10:44, Erno Kuusela wrote:
> > In article <mailman.1045691997.32767.python-list at>, Carlos
> >
> > Ribeiro <cribeiro at> writes:
> > | The second problem is X Windows. Everyone knows that X is big, slow,
> > | and too complex for the intended application - a simple desktop for
> > | everyday use.
> >
> > X works just fine if you have at least 16 MB of ram if you don't try
> > to use a bloated desktop environment like gnome or kde, or big apps
> > like modern graphical web browsers.
> >
> > i used X, fvwm, netscape 3 and emacs with a 16MB 486 for a good
> > while...
> I've been there too. And don't get me wrong, I use Linux almost
> now for my personal uses - web browsing, email, programming and writing.
> for the same amount of CPU power and memory, W95 (or W98 for that matter)
> looks nicer - with antialiased fonts and good color support - and runs
> smoother than X with any given WM.
> BTW, most people never mind to take a look at the X spec itself. I did,
and I
> can say it's a nightmare. Part of the problem is that X tried to solve a
> more difficult problem than Windows did - it was born to be network aware
> long, long time ago. I think it was a case of something born before the
> time, and with no chance to go back and start over from the scratch.
> why almost everyone uses one of the advanced widget sets available and
> X at a safe distance.
> --
> Carlos Ribeiro
> cribeiro at

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