FW: Did Microsoft give up?

Bill Campbell freebsd at celestial.com
Thu Feb 21 22:46:10 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>Why do you think hardware producers will like that?
>slowest system, and frequent new versions even slower, requiring constant 
>buying new hardware

Much the same reason IBM like[ds] JCL on main frames.  Every time
somebody messed it up, it required more computer time on their
iron.  The army of ``systems engineers'' required to feed the
beasts also benefit from the unnecessary complexity.

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