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Re: More "news" Roy mysteriously doesn't "publish"

After takin' a swig o' grog, Rex Ballard belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> Linux has always done well precisely because it doesn't have to be
> intricately tuned for performance.  Remember the days when you had to
> explicitly allocate shared memory, semaphores, disk buffers, and all
> the other "fine tuning" on BSD, SysV, Solaris 7, or HP_UX.  If you
> tuned it right, you got awesome performance, but if you got even one
> parameter wrong, your system could slow to a crawl due to resource
> bottlenecks.
> Microsoft has made huge improvemements in this area, especially in the
> transition from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000.  In terms of pure
> performance, Windows 2000 was probably the best system Microsoft ever
> released.  Too bad Gates and Ballmer decided they had to knock 3rd
> party firewalls and anti-malware off the desktop to keep their back
> doors open.

Heh heh.

> He might even consider making the bulk of the system read-only to
> users and only allow them to write to documents and settings and My
> Documents - preferably more like /home on Linux.  Another hint, long
> file names loaded with spaces is very hostile to pretty much any 3rd
> party scripting language, since variable substitution breaks.

A definite pain in the butt to work around!

Funny, applies to the internet, too:

Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint.
		-- Mark Twain

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