Michael Ryan wrote:
> Microsoft is way too big; sure, they might crumble like IBM in years to
> come, but it will be in several years to come. NT is going to happen.
> I'll bet a shilling on it. My background is Unix and I love it, but
> we have to recognise the way the tide is flowing if we don't want to
> run adrift.
I agree. Only by going with the tide can we prevent NT from 'hijacking'
us and take away the benefits we have gained from open systems.
We probably know Unix's strengths and weaknesses *because* it was
insecure and we had to learn. If so, what's wrong with adopting the
same attidute to NT?
Do either of you guys know where I can find a detailed technical comparison
between UNIX (say Solaris) and NT. I come from the UNIX world and having
to adapt to NT but since NT is such a 'black box', it is difficult to establish
what is going on underneath - reading NT manuals do not help as they are
vague as usual. Already NT has borrowed networking, file-sharing, security
and other concepts from UNIX that it is more like a bad kludge.
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