Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 13:18 UTC, submitted by oferkv
Internet & Networking It's panic time again, boys and girls, according to a ZDNet article. "Microsoft's launch of Windows Vista could slow down or stall traffic on the Net, said Paul Mockapetris, who is widely credited with inventing the Internet's Domain Name System. Mockapetris believes Vista's introduction will cause a surge in DNS traffic because the operating system supports two versions of the Internet Protocol, a technology standard used to send information over computer networks." Ars, however, says there's no need to stockpile batteries and dehydrated food. "Relax, the Internet isn't going anywhere. As it has so many times in the past, it will adapt to the new demands being placed on it. And it will remain true, as they used to say, that it's always September somewhere on the Net."
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jbalmer
Member since:
2005-12-18

IPv4 and IPv6.

So where is the catch ?

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alisonken1 Member since:
2006-03-20

You forgot - the catch is this is the latest and greatest from Redmond - you know, the guys that don't need any help from the outside world to write their O/S.

I'm still waiting for people to realize that it's MS that's trying to catch up to the rest of the world rather than the world being told by Redmond what they want.

[ edited for spelling ]

Edited 2006-09-08 15:57

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junior Member since:
2005-07-07

" I'm still waiting for people to realize that it's MS that's trying to catch up to the rest of the world rather than the world being told by Redmond what they want."

Problem is that people simply don't know that there's a rest of the world, which is one of two reasons Windows is used by everyone and their mother. I'll leave the second reason to the vivid imagination of y'all.

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junior Member since:
2005-07-07

So has mac os for a couple of years now. The catch I think is that more people use Windows compared to unix derived OS's.

But hey, who the hell is going to use Vista anyways

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