Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
email@example.com (John Goerzen) wrote on 22.02.99 in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> email@example.com (Michael Shields) writes:
> > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > John Goerzen <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Shields) writes:
> > [...]
> > > > This is a pointless thing to say. Lots of technologies have looked
> > > > like dead-end paths at various points in time -- including Unix and
> > > > TCP/IP. Only time will tell.
> > >
> > > I don't know of anybody that really thought that about Unix.
> > Really? Reports that e.g. NT would crush Unix were rampant in the
> > mainstream and trade press as recently as 1997.
> This would be the same "mainstream" press that has probably never used
> Unix? Really, I've never seen need to give ZD and co. much credit for
> accurate OS comparisons before.
Well, *the* German Un*x magazine (iX) started to cover NT, for example.
Incidentally, numbers I've seen say that the former Un*x market is now
about half Linux/NT, with "real" Un*x negligible, so you might argue that
the mainstream press was actually right.