If Operating Systems Were Cars ...
BMW 325i. Looks cool as hell but it's still a piece of crap under the hood.
Gets outrun by Volvo Wagons.
Electric car with a 20 watt motor and a 300 watt stereo. Ahead of it's time
but used all its power in the wrong places.
School bus. Gets a lot of people where they're going, built pretty sturdy,
but it's old and only goes where IT wants. Costs a ton, can be fuel efficient
with lots of passengers, but for any other purpose it's laughable.
Stanley Steamer. Efficient, great MPG, sets a land speed record of 196mph
in 1916 using a 2 cylinder engine, but most people have never heard of it.
Police modified caprice. Responds to emergencies, doesn't cost much, but
you don't want to trust it.
Eagle Talon. Looks like it should go really fast, but has a little bitty
Nascar. Used to be a normal car, but now modified to run like an indycar.
Indycar. Goes fast, uses tons of gas, and needs new tires every 100 laps.
It can usually be fixed during the race, but costs so much you need sponsors.
Pinto. Tap it gently in the wrong spot and it explodes. Any questions?
Ford Taurus. Looks solid, supposedly a #1 seller, but every time you turn
the ignition there's a chance it'll explode. Too bad MS isn't recalling
'em like Ford is.
Humvee. Good security, but 0-60 is 23.1 seconds and it gets 6mpg highway...
and it STILL costs $60,000!