Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 20:58 UTC, submitted by BluenoseJake
Windows One of the most innovative features coming in Windows Longhorn Server isn't really a feature as much as a whole new version of Windows. It's called Server Core, and it will only take one-sixth of the disk space of a normal Longhorn installation. It's not expected to need anywhere near as many patches and hotfixes as Windows 2000. It's a version of Windows that does not, in fact, use windows. It's breaking Microsoft's long-standing reliance on graphical interfaces and shaking things up in several of Microsoft's product groups.
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RE[6]: Long whosis?
by jholt538 on Fri 6th Oct 2006 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Long whosis?"
jholt538
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2005-07-18

Well all except for Slackware oh wait I guess being #9 on Distrowatch isn't a major Distro

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RE[7]: Long whosis?
by Wrawrat on Sat 7th Oct 2006 02:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Long whosis?"
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2005-06-30

Exactly: it means it's the ninth most accessed page on DistroWatch. Nothing else. Even if you consider it as a major distribution (which I find debatable), it's the exception rather than the rule.

Anyway, the debate is quite futile. In both cases, there is a main kernel line. The operating systems based on them are using a branch specifically tuned for its needs... That's why a kernel vulnerability can affect a whole line of OSes based on them (i.e. a Linux vulnerability can affect many distros; same with the NT kernel).

As for the news itself, it looks nice, but it's definitely late in the game. I doubt there is a genuine interest for it... Those who need UNIX-like prompts are probably already using an UNIX-based OS.

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RE[8]: Long whosis?
by NotParker on Sat 7th Oct 2006 03:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Long whosis?"
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2006-06-01

As for the news itself, it looks nice, but it's definitely late in the game. I doubt there is a genuine interest for it...

Microsoft is doing very well with its "appliances" such as ISA Server appliances and Storage Server. Server Core will fit right in with those devices.

This is just another in a long list of options that gives Windows users more choices. From Windows CE to Xp Embedded all the way to Datacenter Edition.

Choice is good -- unless its stupid like 457 distros each of them incompatible with each ohter in some way. Thats moronic.

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