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Re: The worst case scenario

by samizdat (Vicar)
on May 15, 2006 at 14:25 UTC ( #549512=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The worst case scenario

Bought by Microsoft?

Let's see... hotmail, doubleclick. Both are working less efficiently, AFAICT, and I'm sure there are more that my Monday brain is not remembering.

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

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Re^2: The worst case scenario
by rhesa (Vicar) on May 15, 2006 at 15:46 UTC
    What, your Monday brain, bought by Microsoft? Poor soul! ;)
Re^2: The worst case scenario
by swampyankee (Parson) on May 16, 2006 at 21:54 UTC

    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.


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


      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.


      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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