[FoRK] Way to go Microsoft

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 05:47:31 PDT 2011


On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Everything, so far, looks great for a server OS.  PowerShell is getting
> "over 2300" new commands.  (Recreating Unixen.  Hopefully they have well
> thought-out command structure.  They could have learned from the structured
> data interchange discussions we had last year for greatly improving the Unix
> pipeline model, but I bet not.)  And Microsoft Server 8 (as some people are
> calling it) is essentially headless, with Windows and a partial admin GUI as
> optional.  Plus very good VMWare equivalent, including dedupe (about time)
> and live VM migration.
> http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/203199/windows-server-8-highlights-upcoming-server-os
> Now, let's see about the desktop.
> Finally, they break from the past and start providing some real value.
> If they A) also support other operating systems well such as Linux and B)
> resist the apparently formerly overpowering urge to bastardize and half
> complete everything (bugs in their hacked version of network stacks,
> Kerberos in Active Directory, etc.), perhaps it will finally make sense to
> buy Microsoft server products.  Doubt it will pan out without major pain
> points, but this is more promising than anything Microsoft has ever
> released.
> There's nothing like existential competition to sharpen (or create) the
> desire to actually help customers first and foremost.
> sdw
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