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SubjectRe: Ken Thompson interview in IEEE Computer magazine (fwd)
On Wed, May 05, 1999 at 07:56:04PM +0200, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:

> Banks run their databases on real iron. Machines with downtimes in the
> realm of seconds per year. Where you can upgrade your OS, Kernel,
> hardware and almost everything else while running. No bank runs a
> database on Microsoft software. Machines you can fire bullets at and
> they continue to run.

Unfortunately some banks like the unnamed one owning the highest tower in
Frankfurt have given out the policy ``NT über alles - no matter what it
costs.'' after managment got sufficiently brainwashed by MS. They
already paid uncounted millions to Microsoft and more millions in losses
caused by Microsoft's superior technology.

Ralf

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