Not-so-OT point of philosophy

From: Matthew Sell <>
Date: Mon Jan 28 22:11:43 2002

IMHO, it started down that road with client/server and HTML......

The only problem is, we're using an operating system made for a single user
and a modest number of processes, and we've allowed Mickeysoft to turn it
into a pseudo multi-user "enterprise" server platform.

I've been using W2K for a little while now for my development platform, and
it still sucks compared to WinNT 4. It's sad that as the computing
community, we've allowed Mickeysoft to peddle this desktop "operating
system" as a server platform.

These are just my opinions, YMMV. For the small market I deal with, and the
situations that my software is called upon, MS is an absolutely stupid
choice for a server.

         - Matt

At 07:29 PM 1/28/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I started internal medicine rotation at the Loma Linda VA Hospital today
>and noted that the entire place is crawling with WinTerms (by Wyse, no less),
>running WinCE, connected via Citrix to a Win2K Advanced Server host. There
>are only a few "real" PCs there -- in fact, I think the Macs might outnumber
>Before all of you cry off-topic, doesn't it seem odd to anyone we're now
>full circle and back to low-power terminals connected to a "mainframe," now
>that corporate America has gotten off its fat client kick?
>Compared to the WinTerms, my old Wyse terminal looks so nice.
>----------------------------- personal page:
> --
> Cameron Kaiser, Point Loma Nazarene University *
>-- If your happiness depends on anyone else, you've got a problem. -- R.
>Bach -

Matthew Sell
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