Windows, Linux, The Debate: which is best?

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Wed Jan 18 21:00:27 UTC 2006

On 18/01/06, Duncan Anderson <duncangareth at> wrote:
> Dick Davies wrote:

> >So your windows admins didn't patch a box and it got done over.
> >That happens on any OS, and they could have just run a firewall to
> >avoid it.

> With a Linux box it would have been simple matter of reinstalling the
> machine, turning off unnecessary services and carrying on.

You forgot 'patching it', which was kind of my point.
There are plenty of reasons to slag MS, but putting unpatched boxes into
service is just stupid, whatever OS they're running.

> Well this whole discussion is getting boring. Windows is crap, and
> nothing will ever convince me otherwise.

That's fine, but then stop pretending it's a reasoned opinion and we'll
get on with something else.

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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