At 10:48 -0500 12/9/97, ekleinfe @
>"Craig I. Hagan" <hagan @
>> Just picking three capriciously, BSDI, FreeBSD, and linux, i'd hazard that
>> they could do a damn competetive job with solaris x86 in terms of
>> performance/response time.
>When it comes down to it, the only thing your manager and upper management
>want is the ability to make that phone call and have someone out within a
>few hours to make the necessary fixes. And when you, as the designer, draw
>up the proposal, you can, in most cases, make a good bet that the
>people seeing the proposal would rather see 'Sun', or *maybe* 'BSDI' when it
>comes to UNIX. It's unfortunate, but it tends to be that way in medium to
Anyone tried Caldera on for size? Shoot there are orgs out there that will
sell you Linux (specifcally RedHat) support for a tidy sum. Ok, maybe Linux
can't rival Sun for vendor "clout" or name recognition...
"In other words, things suck and the suction is increasing."
- Marcus J. Ranum on security conscious software design (unauthorized)
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