[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 12:35:41 CDT 2001

What exactly is this "prime time" anyway?  Linux (and *bsd) are obviously
being used sucessfully in very high profile bet the company systems, so
what more is needed for "prime time"?

Is the "prime time" that it can't be setup as easily as NT, or is it that
large installations can't be rolled out as quickly as single system image
MPP machiens (like the E10k) can be doing to all the custom clustering?

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On June 13, G W Adkins wrote:
> > Hell, I don't mind pissing off the linux crowd...
> > Perhaps it's adoption by SGI will result in closing up some of those
> > security and stability issues....  (wait, SGI? Security?  what the HELL am I
> > saying!...)
>   The OS vendor cannot predict what environment their products will be
> used in, nor can they account for them all within a reasonable
> budget.  The only person who knows the environment of a given system
> is the syadmin.  For where the vast majority of SGI machines are put
> into service (i.e. not sitting out in the wind on the Internet),
> Irix's security holes aren't an issue.  This leaves the responsibility
> on the shoulders of the sysadmin.
>   If you're a sysadmin and you can't secure a box, no matter what OS
> it's running, you shouldn't be a sysadmin.  I hate to put it in such
> blunt terms, but that's just the way it is.
> > <sees McGuire coming at full charge like a raging bull - dons asbestos
> > suit...>
>   Enough.
> > No, really...  hopefully it's adoption by a 'Real Computer (tm)' company
> > will help to dispell a little of that 'not quite ready for prime time'-ness
> > which seems to plague Tux.
>   I like Linux...a lot, actually.  But frankly, the only thing that
> will dispell any of the "not quite ready or prime time"-ness will be
> the attention of a few dozen experienced programmers for a few months.
> Not marketing efforts.
>               -Dave McGuire
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