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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:43:09 +0100
From: martin f krafft <>
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Subject: Re: Funny article

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also sprach <> [2003.11.12.2133 +0100]:
> I don't consider the web/mail/ftp servers, windows managers, browsers, mail 
> clients etc. to be part of the operating system, per se.
> Certainly a vulnerability in Apache should not be a strike against Linux, 
> should it?

I would definitely not doubt that Microsoft does though. After all,
it's part of Windows, so they'll have to see it as part of Linux if
they want to have well-selling figures.

What is fact and what Microsoft will call fact are two exactly
orthogonal things, most of the time.

> I like how the article quoted Steve Ballmer comparing Windows 2000
> Server and W2K3 Server with Red Hat 6. Why doesn't Ballmer compare
> the state of the art Windows OS' available at the time RH6 came
> out? Did Windows NT 4 not stack up as well against RH6 as W2K/3?

Good point! Red Hat 6 was like, what, 2000 or 1999?

martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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