From: Breathnach, Proinnsias(Dublin) (breatpro at domain MLE.CO.UK)
Date: Tue 05 Oct 1999 - 11:16:16 IST
You've hit the nail on the head there, although L:inux *has* been
proven to be mission-critical capable (A Debian Distro was used aboard the
Space Shuttle last year) it isn't yet acceptable to the mainstream because
there's no "acceptable face" for it. Tux is all very well, but we need the
likes of RH, Corel, Caledra, SuSE et al. to , as you said, talk down at the
I have to admit that for a MS propeganda piece it was reasonably balanced.
SAMBA isn't up to NT SMB standards (no suprise there really), and NT Admins
do have trouble moving to *nix based systems.
The attack, after the first few paragraphs moved to Unix in general as
opposed to linux, esp in the TCO bit, that said, tech-savvy people do cost
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