Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Where is the love for Linux?
Basically, I'm a software *****. Whatever the customer pays for, that's what I use.
I've been running Vista as a VM instance for a while, mostly to look at the security aspects of it. Business users are going to need to be trained as to what all the allow/disallow prompts mean. MS really tried to batten down the hatches on it. With mixed results IMO.
OS X is based on the CMU Mach kernel and BSD isn't it? I think its got a little NeXTSTEP and A/UX flavor in it as well. I don't follow OS dev the way I used to.
Exactlly what I've been hearing... One of the MCSE's I work with was telling me that any type of program that needed access at a deeper level than your typical software had trouble... One of the things that he mentioned was your average PC Game. It had to run with ADMIN access levels to function properly, which really negates the lock downs. His comment.... "I'm staying as far from Vista as I can for as long as I can" He said trying to admin it in a business network would drive him crazy... What with us programmers trying to access stuff we need, and so forth.
Yes on the OSX, CMU Mach kernel and BSD sub layers with NextStep and A/UX flavors, Really has seemed to be pretty bullet proof and very flexible.
Oh... and Linux...
I've got an additional Linux machine at home...