I’ve been spoiled by MacOS X. Every system comes with Perl, Python, Ruby, and a couple of shells all preinstalled. That’s like 10x more than Windows XP comes installed with. Yeah, I know – it’s not hard to get any of Perl, Python, Ruby, or Cygwin on windows – but it’s extra software that you have to install which makes it suddenly a rather bizarre little burden. It’s such a little thing, but it’s like one of those sticker thorns that just pricks your skin. There’s not any use making a fuss, but it still hurts like hell.
Which is, of course, why I’m making a fuss.
Ironically, the last Win32 laptop I had came with python installed – because the IBM/Levano system used it under the covers. But hey – it was still installed…
I wonder if the “will it ever ship” next version of the operating system will include Monad when they’re all said and done.