Thankfully, the gods have provided my with NT and IE (although my preferred
NS *hack-spit* works fine too)
All advocacy aside, they have a point. Linuxers are a fragmented bunch, and
it's only a small few of us who bother talking down to the suits... and
let's face it: that's something M$ are very good at. They paid Mindcraft to
do it, they rigged x number of tests to do it. Unfortunately, even ZDNet
fell into the trap of having a badly set up machine to test on.
They are also right about Linux not being as good a desktop, although their
arguments are mildly shaky. If I had the choice to decide on changing
desktops here, I'd choose M$ (boo-hiss) simply because our product is NT
based, the developers here worked extensively with M$, and it reduces admin
overhead when they can do their own bug-fixing. Doesn't stop me sticking in
a linux box or two for me and the rest of support :-)
All narking aside, Linux is still a bleeding edge system, for the
adventurous and early adopters out there. It's going to stay there until
more and more of us become suit-aware, and the suits organise tests,
benchmarks, and give a fair hearing to the strengths and weaknesses of
different operating systems.
*working for the day when all servers are un*x and all user desktops are
On Tuesday, October 05, 1999 10:30 AM, Donncha O Caoimh
[SMTP:donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com] burbled:
>> Wow! I never realised how wrong I was about Linux! Thanfully the kind
> folks at Microsoft had the courage to document all the myths about Linux
> in a public web page. I'm so embarrassed that I've been deluding myself
> for so long. I think I'll go install NT on our mail machine..
> PS. the page seems to be down at the moment, or maybe it's the
> combination of a Linux desktop client and Netscape browser that IIS
> doesn't like..
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