Re: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the marke t

  • From: stephen booth <>
  • To: BoivinP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 23:26:30 +0000

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:31:35 -0400, Boivin, Patrice J
<BoivinP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's amazing to me that they
> think it's normal.  Imagine if their toaster or their oven was like that, it
> would be in the garbage in the blink of an eye.

I'm regularly faced by managers who can't believe that I have trouble
remembering the root password to our UNIX boxes.  They can't get their
head around the idea that it's just been sitting there doing what it
supposed to do for the last 6 months or more without human
intervention beyond changing backup tapes and checking the backup logs
(which are emailed to a central account).  I haven't needed to login
to reboot it or apply a couple of million vital security patches every
few days.  It  Just  Works.

> It's kind of sad because I like unix.

Me too.  I've worked with various flavours and every one has it's own
quirks and strengths.  I'm mainly working with Solaris right now.


It's better to ask a silly question than to make a silly assumption.

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