On 10/29/2007 12:32 PM, "Dan Shoop" <email@hidden> wrote:
>>> This makes me think of the time I was told that Apple was dumping the
>>> Unix base and was going to start using Microsoft Windows as the base.
>> OSX was almost based on the NT kernel.
> For the record, the NT kernel is quite good. It was written by Dave
> Culter who was instrumental in writing VMS, which still stands as one
> of the best OSen written and enjoys a healthy life to this day. If
> MSFT would have just left it be and not punched holes in it Windows
> might actually be stable.
Actual conversations about our Alpha NT 3.X systems:
"Video system crapped out again"
"Huh...server still running?"
"Oh sure. Just no local console"
"Nah, I only noticed because I wanted to do some NT work, and didn't feel
like walking all the way to my desk."
"heh...screw it, no sense in rebooting it for that"
The pre NT 4 design was really nice, and really reliable, albeit not fast or
pretty. Of course, Microsoft hosed it.
John C. Welch Writer/Analyst
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