[rescue] FrameMaker FYI
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Mar 26 00:48:05 CST 2004
On Mar 26, 2004, at 1:45 AM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> Yes and no. The basic *design* of Windows is fraught with flaws
>> security issues. Is it even possible to write a secure piece of
>> software for that platform?
> That's not entirely true of NT. However, all that went to hell when
> they started opening up the kernel-space to various parts of the GUI
> the sake of speed for the gamers.
Well, this just illustrates my point. NT might have been a good OS
at one point, maybe pre-3.51. But how prevalent was NT in the pre-3.51
days? Not all that prevalent. Indeed, I worked in Suitville (a.k.a.
Digex) and even there...where the suits would CLAMOR to get ahold of
Gates' shrimpy tube steak...the first NT machines were 3.51.
> If you can dig up some docs about how NT was -supposed- to be, you'd be
> impressed that such a system could come out of Redmond:
... [list of extremely cool stuff snipped]
That's because it came from the primary designer of VMS, a guy who
*knows* how to write operating systems. It's obvious that they didn't
listen to him for very long.
So basically, they had a good chance, and they BLEW IT. And now
we're stuck cleaning up the fucking mess. Morons.
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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