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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Reactions to the following?
From: Carl D Cravens <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:40:13 -0600 (CST)
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On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Mike Ridgeway wrote:

> Linux is great but thank god IBM has stepped up to the plate to get control
> of this mess.

That's certainly one opinion of many.  I don't want to see any big
business *get control* of Linux.  (And I don't see what "control" they're
getting anyway... HP and Sun are offering (or working on offering) Linux
on their hardware as supported solutions.  (Yeah, HP wants to sell Linux
for hundreds of dollars, claming that they've "hardened" their distro and
made it more secure.  I work on HP-UX... if they think their version of
Linux is more secure than any free offering, and it's anything like HP's
own OS, I laugh in their faces.)

> OK, Windows - System.INI and WIN.INI - Registery replaced them.   It not so
> bad.  It works.

Only marginally.  It drops every system and most program settings into a
single file.  One bit of corruption and you most likely have to reinstall
the system.  (And why not... you have to reinstall Windows every so often
to get acceptable performance anyway.)

> However for all you computer nerds, including myself.   The MainFrame World
> rocks.

Not in my experience.  I'd rather work on a large Unix system (HP-UX
Superdome, for instance) than on a traditonal mainframe OS if I need big
hardware.  But in general, I'd rather work on a distributed system of
smaller boxes... it's easier to get redundancy and to take outages on
individual boxes without taking down the entire environment.

Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
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