Uh oh :-)
>> >If that were the case you would NOT use NT and you WOULD use Apache.
>> Why? If the unix skills are available, then of course Apache is
>> better on "cost and implementation". However, an organisation may
>> only have a system administrator with strong NT skills and zero unix
>> skills. In this case, forking out the bucks for NT Server (and the
>> additional hardware) may be the better solution.
>This is outright wrong!
My apologies. Maybe the example wasn't explicit enough. The point I was
attempting to make was this:
Unix is not the ONLY choice when selecting an operating system. There may be
some cases where NT is the better solution (whoa... I can't believe I just
wrote that). Perhaps VMS? OS/2? MacOS?
Here's a more explicit case:
- a five person media company with an NT guru on staff
- the business is only a few months old, and has little financial or
personpower to spare (cost and implementation constraints)
- their small network is already connected by an NT firewall via a leased line
- blah blah blah... one gets the drift.
>Again, look at one of the many URL addressing this common
>misconception http://gatekeeper.ugraf.com/unix-nt, a site which I was
Yes. I followed the link the first time you posted the URL. In fact, it was
one of the reasons why I decided to come out of lurking mode on this mailing
Following the URL above, I saw this quote (among others):
"It will be a long time before you hear me praise NT or any other MS product.
I believe that Gates and his empire have done more to lower the standards of
our society than anything else in my lifetime. If my product had the same
quality as theirs, airplanes would be falling out of the sky hourly."
As much as I dislike most Microsoft's products and policies, I dislike
comments like the one above even more. "lower the standards of our society
than anything else in my lifetime?"... spare me.
And no, I certainly don't work for Microsoft. My first computer was a Mac
(512), I spent most of my university years on Sun and DEC machines and _loved_
every minute. And Linux is happily sharing my hard disk with windoze 95.
<snip> (for bandwidth sake)
I agree with everything you wrote!
>No, in the context of this list, we should not be afraid at reading
>abook, or a manual, loading a CD Rom and play with something like
>linux until you figure it out.
...especially this point.
Peter Baldwin Crapo