about the only value i see in unix is that it provides job security to those already fluent in it. it is extremely un-user friendly and hard to learn. the commands are obscure. i.e. what does "grep" stand for? try doing a search for a particular file sometime-it is not a case of opening a file manager, opening "file", "search" and entering a text string. adding a new device to the network here such as a printer is a major ordeal, sometimes taking weeks to accomplish. i use unix only because i have to, as computervision cadds5 runs only on unix at the moment. examples of garbage aka unixs commands are:
ls -al , to list files, listlp to list print cues, man to get obscure help on commands (if it available), cp -r to copy directories etcv...
hopefully NT and mac OS will drive unix into the dirt, 6 feet under where it belongs.
end of rant.
I'm shocked! My entire web hosting business is run on Windows NT server 4.0. Other then problems with installing an Ecommerce store front I have had no trouble with NT! Not to mention that software for the NT is a great deal less expensive then Unix.
From: Don Wilde[SMTP:don@PartsNow.com]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 1997 1:36 PM
To: Steve Rotzin
Subject: Re: NT vs. UNIX
My company is right in the middle of this... We evaluated NT as a server
o/s, and it is horrid. Not only is it buggy, it is likely to remain so,
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