[ESS] Finding Rterm in R 2.12.0 on Windows

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Feb 11 20:15:14 CET 2011

On 02/11/11 12:53 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I may will that, but like others in here, feel conflicted in
> supporting Windows. It makes me mad, I would rather fix Linux or Mac
> any day, but these poor unsuspecting students keep showing up with
> their computers that have Windows.  My university has bent over
> backwards to help the students buy the newest version of windows.  I
> used to say "That OS sucks, you should give up" but they don't seem
> to.  They just decide to avoid me.  Which is not entirely bad, but
> mostly bad.
> pj
Hi Paul:

I guess I'm in the same boat; I give up!  I too have to support
people with Windows.  However, I'm not going to recommend it any
more.  Up until XP, I was pretty comfortable helping them.  But now,
with Vista/7, I'm not going to be of much use since I mostly use WINE.
I'm going to openly recommend Mac and Linux since you can dual-boot
Windows if needed.  Also, besides WINE, there are commercial products
like Parallels and Fusion.  There is no longer any excuse to run
Windows exclusively.

Rodney Sparapani       Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
4 wheels good, 2 wheels better!   Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
WWLD?:  What Would Lombardi Do?   Milwaukee, WI, USA

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