Re: MS uses Unix for its CDs

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From: John Klassa (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 10:56:53 PDT

>>>>> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, "Joe" == Joe Touch wrote:

  Joe> Huh? Any one OS is usually 'impervious' to the viruses of any
  Joe> other sufficiently distinct OS.

  Joe> The choice of a 'different' OS was by design - defacto. Not by
  Joe> any useful property of Unix (not that I think there aren't any,
  Joe> but let's not toot the horn for no good reason).

This is why I try not to open my mouth here too often. It doesn't
matter what I say, somebody picks on some minor, semantic nit. Yeesh.
Give a guy a break. :-)

Yeah, Unix is impervious to Windows viruses because it's a different
OS. My point was perhaps too subtle... The very thing that makes M$
successful (binary compatibility everywhere, with little protection)
makes it unsuitable for one of their most basic needs: duplicating

I would be willing to bet that Sun doesn't duplicate CD's on Wintel
boxes. :-)


John Klassa /

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