On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 10:11:13AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
> * GUI
> I really don't want to have a server running a GUI, it adds at least some
> overhead, encourages people to `work on the server' and as its an additional
> process may add additional security concerns.
And huge numbers of people think it's neat to run the GL screen saver
using 100% CPU, disabling interrupts so much the system clock drifts by
> While its possible (at least it was) to configure NT not to have a GUI,
> the whole toolset is designed to have a GUI and GUI tools available. So
> with Windows you are pretty much stuck with it, with UNIX, X isn't tightly
> integrated into the OS.
Remote text-based access ... without additional software.
> * Mature Server Software
> Windows leads the world in desktop software, however it doesn't have as
> much mature server side software, and i'm not just talking about server
> processes, i'm thinking about Cron, Procmail, Perl, etc.
And what there is, is integrated with the o/s (also applies to GUI):
if the service goes AWOL it takes out the whole O/S.
> * No compiler
> Why can't there be a compiler? Please just a simple one, so that if
> i want to write some little program for myself I can do it there and
> then. Its not that much to ask, it would just mean that when you get
ActiveState Perl lets you do all the damage you need shurely :-)
> a fresh windows box you dont have to go and waste time installing
> additional software, and there are other examples of this ...
Intrusion Detection s/ware
> Scripting language
> * Final reason (for now)
> I don't trust them.