[Novalug] PC OS changes over 10+ years -- WAS: Device naming.
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Mar 16 18:44:28 EDT 2010
SCO wasn't stationary, that's what I disagreed with and still very much
disagree with. I understand the point you were trying to make, but I do
not consider it a good example because I, again, very much disagree
Two points ...
1) Over the 10+ years SCO released OpenServer 2, 3 and 5.
They had many changes. If you only supported one version,
then yes, it seemed "stationary." But then again, so is Red Hat
Enterprise Linux if you stay on only 1 version. Direct comparison.
2) SCO had all sorts of issues with changes in PC architecture,
just like Linux. Unlike other UNIX vendors that had their own
RISC architecture, their own firmware, etc... and could control it,
I ran into all sorts of device compatibility, changes in enumeration,
etc... with SCO OpenServer over the years.
Again, I didn't mean to cross you. But I thought it was not a good
example, because even SCO made many changes to its products
between many versions over 10+ years. Let alone they fought
similar compatibility issues, and changes as a result, on PCs as
----- Original Message ----
From: Maxwell Spangler <maxlists at maxwellspangler.com>
I really have no idea what point you were trying to make with that last
message. It eludes me.
I used SCO as an example because I had direct knowledge of the positive
and negative aspects of using their products. SCO was a stationary
target (with relatively little, slow or no change in many areas) and if
you mastered the skills to hit it, you had the comfort of feeling as
though you could easily hit it repeatedly with relative ease.
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