Friday, September 23, 2005

An Unabashedly Biased View of the Passing of a Network Titan - Computerworld

"There was simplified memory, symmetrical multiprocessing support and, with NetWare 5, a truly blinding Java virtual machine and a fancy new file system. By this time, however, Microsoft had its act together. The abomination that was Windows NT 3.51 was replaced by something marginally less scary, NT 4.0 -- the bold (and wholly untruthful) claim being that it was New Technology. The techies of the world weren't fooled -- even today in Windows servers you can dredge up obscure error messages with the text 'LAN Manager' screaming out at you. The only thing new about NT was its Swiss-cheese approach to security. "

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