Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 04:16:45 GMT
From: devil <devilnopsamlobal.net>
Subject: Re: Saabs vs. compuers


Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > Dave Hinz wrote: > > > > Johannes H Andersen (johannes.andersennopsamel.ac.uk) wrote: > > > > > > : Nahh. Windows NT is stable. Have you tried it? > > > > Yes, I have, since NT 3.51 or so. It's *better* than it was, but > > for a server-class machine, it just doesn't have what it takes to do > > serious work. > > > > Well, I think I'm doing serious work, at least this is what my employer thinks > since he is paying me. Question is not whether *you* are doing serious work, it's whether the computer is. But i does appear the thing needs *you* to do serious work to go anywhere in any event. :-) > > I used to use DEC VMS, a bulletproof system of high quality and proper network > clustering, but you had to pay 10 times the price. People wants Windows systems > anyway, partly because they don't want to be locked in to obsolete systems > and hardware after a couple of years; if replacements becomes necessary, it won't > cost an arm and a leg. Alhough it does cost an arm and a leg to clean up after the fact, to run securely an inherently insecure toy etc.. OK, OK that's why you got your job, I suppose :-).

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