[rc5] Platform Wars [ My turn :) ]

bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu
Fri Jun 27 18:01:14 EDT 1997


Arvin Meyer wrote:

> > From: bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu
> > To: rc5 at llamas.net
> > Subject: Re: [rc5] Platform Wars
> > Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 12:12 PM
>
> > Apple's going to be bought out by Microsoft, and resistance is
> > futile.
>
> Not likely, Microsoft only invests in technology with a future and
> almost
> never invests in hardware. I think Nintendo will probably buy Apple.
> <ROFL>

[shudder]

> > P.S. Apple's may have true PnP, but nobody is developing things for
> Mac
> > first, not the good companies, anyway.
>
> Really! What good is PnP if there's not much to plug! What little
> there is
> is way overpriced.

Whatever.

> > Bullshit.  I have heard from everyone running Unix that it never
> > crashes, has better speeds, and has many uses.
>
> Another myth ... Unix is stable, but when you start adding X-Windows,
> and
> all the functionality of a truely diverse O/S like OS2 or NT, it
> starts
> crashing too. Remember! No matter how stable a kernel is, it is the
> productivity software and hardware in daily use that ultimately
> decides
> stability.
>
> Fault tolerant systems engineering, determines system reliability.
> I've
> heard of NT systems (YES that's right folks NT!) that have been down
> less
> than 5 minutes in the last 10 months,

Wha???

> and the only users (out of over 200)
> that even noticed were the ones connected to SQL-Server, none of whom
> lost
> any data, but had to reconnect, and rerun the procedure.
>
> Buy quality hardware and software, and get a good engineer, who really
>
> knows how to design a system. Then it really doesn't matter if you use
>
> Unix, NT, or even the soon to be defunct Apple.
>
> And the fun goes on!!!
>
> Arvin Meyer
> Certified NT4 Systems Engineer
>
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