Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2007 22:17 UTC
Windows Some of the changes in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 are a response to features and performance advantages that have made Linux an attractive option to Microsoft customers. One of these is the fact that Linux has less of a surface area, which led customers to believe that Linux is inherently more secure, Bill Laing, the general manager for Microsoft's Windows Server division, told eWEEK. "Having less surface area does reduce the servicing and the amount of code you have running and exposed, so we have done a lot of work in 2008 to make the system more modular. There are more than 30 components not installed by default, which is a huge change," Laing said. "We also have server core, which doesn't have the GUI, so I would say that is a response to the options people had with Linux that they didn't have with Windows."
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you are the best.

This article show that ms have a pretty myopic view of 'Web servers and hosting' software as they did not design with 'internet-facing' in mind as a base environment.

And what is with the marketing new-speak ? Surface-area and footprint ... lol! Don't they mean unsecure [and] bloat ?

It reminds me of
"Those who don't understand UNIX are doomed to reinvent it, poorly."
--Henry Spencer

edit: finished subject.

Edited 2007-05-18 23:36

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