Roy Omond omond at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Jun 16 04:11:49 EST 1995

In article <19950615124144.bloksber at thomashaw-at.css.msu.edu>,
bloksber at pilot.msu.edu  (Leonard N. Bloksberg) writes:

> In Article <3r53pp$efq at reeve.research.aa.wl.com> "schultp at aa.wl.com (Paul Schultz)" says:
>> The UNIX environment wins hands down in terms of overall performance from
>> the users perspective.
>> Paul Schultz
> I'll second this.  We switched from VMS to UNIX on an SGI about 2yrs ago, and
> I've been very happy with it.  Unix makes it easier for me to write batches,
> aliases, and other tricks to make it easier for the computer illiterate 
> folks in the lab to use GCG.  As archane as GCG can be, it is now (finally) 
> in general use in the lab, while under VMS the staff considered it unusable.
> I don't know where it's easier to run as a sys-admin, but if the end users
> can't use it on VMS, who cares?  My .02.

I hereby express my complete and utter astonishment at this.

What *is* the world coming to ?

*sigh* ... enough said.

Roy Omond
System Manager
European Bioinformatics Institute
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Hinxton, Cambs., UK.

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