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Re^2: The worst case scenario

by swampyankee (Parson)
on May 16, 2006 at 21:54 UTC ( #549897=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The worst case scenario
in thread The worst case scenario

Last I knew (I've not been keeping close track; "last I knew" is a couple of years old), hotmail still had numerous BSD boxes. M$ was finding these highly non-trivial to completely eliminate. An interviewed sysadmin said everytime they replaced one with a Windows box, another BSD box was installed elsewhere. I think he used an analogy to cockroaches, but I may be wrong.

emc

"Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
—G. Steele


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Re^3: The worst case scenario
by samizdat (Vicar) on May 17, 2006 at 19:36 UTC
    I had heard that, too, but the last word I'd heard (again, a while back) was that Management (!) was insistent upon eliminating BSD, no matter how many (hundreds of) boxen they had to add.

    <SHAMELESS PLUG>

    Here, our whole division's DNS and routing trees, and quite a few of our heavy load servers, are now happily FreeBSD. Every time the NT-oriented senior folks have a "moment", they task a junior admin with the problem and he solves it with FreeBSD. Our CAD systems admin would love to replace the RHL-E3 boxen that are used for EDA chip-simulation runs with FreeBSD, but he keeps running into places where the apps are Linux-specific, such as expecting a non-standard xterm. For the tools for which they do work, they're both faster and much more load-tolerant than the RH machines.

    </SHAMELESS PLUG>

    We SHALL overcome! :D

    Don Wilde
    "There's more than one level to any answer."
      Oh, OK.

      I shall, at long last, d/l and try it. Have been thinking about it for years and now I have free disk.

      (Last BSD for me, was SunOS, pre Solaris 2... :-)

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