[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 1 14:50:54 CST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 02:41:30PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Personally, I'd love to see Linux gone.  I've happily cleaned it out of
> the last three computer rooms I've worked in and replaced it with stuff
> that's a lot better-suited for the job, much to the pleasure of those in
> charge.  Having an OS that groks simple things like "dump" is a wonderful
> thing.

For all its faults, Linux is way better than Windows.  And unlike, say,
Solaris or IRIX or any of the BSDs, Linux is hurting Windows and scaring
Microsoft (hence all the FUD, Microsoft's arm up SCO's ass, etc, etc.)
It has enough visibility that you can tell the VP of Operations, "Look,
we can reduce our TCO and improve our security and reliability by
replacing Windows NT with Linux on our servers, there's 59,741 known
worms and virii that infect Windows as of 2pm today and two that infect
Linux," and he'll recognize the name, nod as if he knows what you're
talking about and go for it.  If you say the same thing with FreeBSD,
he'll look inscrutable while he wonders "What the fuck is Freebie
Estey?" then shake his head and proceed to vomit forth buzzwords that
translate to, "You want me to put my ass on the line by taking a chance
on something I've never heard of and don't understand?  Forget it."

OK, fine, so maybe it's not the One OS To Rule Them All And Into *nix
BIND them.  But that doesn't mean it doesn't have very real value, even
if all you're using it as is the thin end of the wedge.

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