These people are awfully sane - but I thinkthat paragraph tells you everythingyou need to know about Linux:an army crossing its Rubicon shouting "We can, We do, and It works!"
A free-ranging daily blog on issues related to Unix - including Linux, BSD, and Solaris - with a particular focus on enterprise-level decision-making.
Paul Murphy (a pseudonym) is an IT consultant specializing in Unix and related technologies.
I don't want to imply that there isn't an argument to be made for getting server utilization up; there is, but its not always appropriate and, where it is, neither virtualization nor partitioning are likely to be the right way to do it.
If Microsoft pulls it off, they'll have set a new standard in the black art of succeedingthrough failure because, of course, those people wouldn't be needed if Microsoftbuilt reasonable security into their systems
The worst thing in Microsoft's version of iVMS, aka Windows 2000, was the morphing ofthe uaf facility into the registry. Longhorn apparently contains something both similarand worse called the Nexus.
So why would Apple be talking to Intel? Assuming the conversation has been about primarysystem CPUs I can think of three possible reasons:
Two percent may not sound like much of a survival rate, but it comparesto the success rate of internally generated software ideas at companies like IBM or Microsoftthe way the Pentium IV does to the i80386.
I'm a Mac user - we just double click and things work (of course)..
Fundamentally most outsourcing contracts substitute tweedle dee for tweedle dumand it should be no surprise, therefore, when interchangeable people and technologiesproduce interchangeable disasters.
the Unix community thinksa machine with two CPUs should do twice as much work as a machine with only one, but Windows people expect it to go twice as fast
Look at history from 1980 forward and what you see since is that the Wintel consortium evolved around the IBM PC to give us about 24 years of predictable change in which the dominant architecture became ever faster, but didn't really change in character. Look ahead, and you see all that changing: in effect it's 1979 all over again with two big competitors getting ready to duke it out and the current market leader, now Intel instead of Zilog, effectively sidelined for the duration.