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

Gil Young rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 15:01:42 CDT 2001

But what about when you have the choice of three systems/os/software to do 
the job?  Usually it gets referred to the 8th and 9th protocol layers of 
the OSI model, budget and politics.  I can wipe the floor budget wise with 
UNIX over Windows, but politics, well, there this big marketing arm called 
M$, they do a great job selling to non-technical people. I usually refer to 
the core design of the system as well, it plays a key role in where the 
company is at and where it is going with the product, which in turn will be 
where we are led for the duration and sunset of the project with this 
hardware/software/OS in its usability and maintainability, flexibility, 
support, etc..  One product that burns in my mind was CC-Mail, it solved 
the problem tremendously at my previous place of employ, so we went 
enterprise on the thing, learned all of it's ineherent design flaws the 
hard way, and dumped it in the best way we could at a later time, replacing 
it with Exchange.  The point is that if someone were to have done a design 
analysis of the CC-Mail system, it would have -never- been purchased, it 
was utterly horrible.


At 12:49 PM 6/15/01 -0700, you wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:30:35PM -0400, Gil Young wrote:
> > I think it is safe to say that proper hardware would be a given, as should
> > a proper OS.  How they act after these givens is the real issue, that is
> > when you get to core design philosophy, which, Windows whatever, well, is
> > the reason I dont do windows wherever possible.
>Again, in my experience, it's been an issue of matching software, OS,
>and hardware to the problem you're trying to solve.
>Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
>find / -name *base* -exec chown us:us {} \;
>su -c someone 'export UP_US=thebomb'
>for f in great justice ; do sed -e 's/zig//g' < $f ; done
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