MS paper touts Unix in Hotmail's Win2k switch

Alex Satrapa grail at
Fri Nov 22 16:45:25 EST 2002

On Fri, 2002-11-22 at 09:36, Kim Holburn wrote:
> Interesting.  I loved the line : 
> each division (of Microsoft) "should eat its own dogfood."

IMHO, the biggest issues that Hotmail addressed dealt with the
distribution of configuration changes to thousands of machines.  They
weren't saying that GUI configuration is "bad", just that GUI
configuration is bad when you're dealing with thousands of machines that
need to have the same changes made (and that Microsoft's implementation
of GUI configuration lacks "stylistic consistency").

Mind you - the stylistic consistency problem was also stuck to FreeBSD,
even though all configurations are edited using the same tools (eg: vi).

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