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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.


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