All Operating Systems Suck!

One question that arises frequently on alt.sysadmin.recovery is "Is there any operating system that doesn't suck?"

Of course, it's usually phrased as "AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! Aren't there any operating systems that don't suck?!?!?!"

The answer, as we all know, is no. All operating systems suck. They suck, blow, bite, chomp, chew, spit, dribble, drool, blubber, blabber, and puke. Every last one of 'em sucks in some way or other. They are designed for maximal sysadmin discomfort by festering syphillitic marketroids. Not one does not suck.

In case you think otherwise, I have compiled the Canonical List of Operating Systems That Suck. If I've missed your favorite OSTS, there's a form at the end of this page for submitting a new entry to the list.

They all suck.
Except AIX, which sucks raw eggs through a very thin straw.
You may also be interested in the Operating System Hall of Shame.
Thanks to:
J.D. Falk (
petro (
Koos van den Hout (
Petteri Jantti (
John Truong (
Sam Harmon (
Tim Downes (
Mark Brady (
Patrick Scheible (
Budda Buck (
Chris Lamb (
Darrell Fuhriman (
J$ (

[Sysadmin's note: I saved this gem of a Web page from oblivion, by grabbing it from my cache when took down his Web site. So far, I've not fooled with it, even to fix broken links. The "submission form" below is, among other things, non-functional. -- RM]

If you'd like to submit an entry for the CLoOSTS, please fill out this form. At a minimum, you'll need to fill in your name, your e-mail address, and an operating system. If your entry doesn't qualify, but still sucks, check the appropriate box. If your OS sucks in a particular, and funny, way that's appropriate for this list, let me know.
Your name

Your e-mail address

Your OS

Any special way this OS sucks?

Check here if this OS does not qualify.

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