[nycbug-talk] mad uptime
rick at cuc.com
Fri Jul 2 11:33:02 EDT 2004
On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, G. Rosamond wrote:
> > some other minor stuff. Went from BIND4, to BIND8, to BIND9 over the
> > years w/o rebooting. Try that on Windoze!
> or on a 'unix-like' system. . .
osx I assume? I went to the osx class here at usenix and got an extreme
headache keeping up with all the windows/icons/drop-downs etc shown to
administer the box. It's so much easier to edit a text file - but the
instructor focused on the mac way. Which is fine but awful hard to
follow - for me at least.
It was mentioned a few times how great it was that apple is embracing
open source and its positive impact etc etc. As far as I can tell,
apple benefits from oss _far_ more than the other way around. Funny, I
got flamed by some folks in the class when I innocently asked (ok, trolled)
what applications are they running that warrant a G5 server as opposed to a
*BSD box. They came at me hard w/ the old windows argument that unix
cmd-line is too cryptic, the learning curve is to high, its easier to
train admins to use a gui,...
The highlight of the class was when the instructor ran the following cmd
from a Terminal :
% ls -l | say
> sorry, tonight's been a f'g trip.
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