__/ [ Ben Cartwright ] on Sunday 12 March 2006 20:59 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Title: Six Vistas "an IT nightmare"
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>> | "It's ridiculous," says Steven Enright, senior network manager at
>> | Glenwood Management, a large New York residential property management
>> | firm.
>> | His point is that by splitting its OSes into multiple SKUs (stock
>> | keeping units), Microsoft has potentially added significant extra work
>> | for already overloaded system administrators.
>> | Whether the final tally reaches six or eight, or if you focus only on
>> | the two enterprise Vista versions, Vista Business and Windows
>> | Enterprise, the headache to IT administrators is still considerable.
> 5742 Linux distros. Now theres a IT Nightmare if I ever saw one.
Many of these *cough* 5742 *cough* distributions are rarely and arcanely
used. On the contrary, for Microsoft it is a strategic choice that fragments
If you consider 95% of the Linux market, you probably have /less/ than 6-8
Linux distributions. Many of them are merely the same, only with a different
composition of 'Lego pieces'. Then, come to consider old versions of
Windows. That makes matters even worse, especially as patching is ever more
crucial, due to bad modularity and a flawed RPC model. Wait and see.
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