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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd



jgoerzen@complete.org (John Goerzen)  wrote on 22.02.99 in <87aey7gdtq.fsf@erwin.complete.org>:

> shields@msrl.com (Michael Shields) writes:
>
> > In article <87emnkmn2m.fsf@erwin.complete.org>,
> > John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
> > > shields@msrl.com (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.

MfG Kai


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