Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Mar 2011 23:54 UTC
Windows Grizzled Unix vet Paul Venezia tips his cap to the Windows Server crew, suggesting that the lessons of Unix history have not been lost on Microsoft -- and that's one reason why Windows Server has become so complex. 'The Windows Server of today has more in common with Unix than many people want to admit. The upside: more stable servers, greater scope of services, better adherence to standards, and Microsoft's newfound willingness to work with its competition. The downside is that Windows has become more complex than Unix from a management and administration point of view,' Venezia writes, even if he still sees some Windows admin practices as prime examples of how not to administer servers.
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RE[2]: digging
by nbensa on Wed 9th Mar 2011 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE: digging"
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But why the hell is it called /etc?

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RE[3]: digging
by Doc Pain on Wed 9th Mar 2011 23:23 in reply to "RE[2]: digging"
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"But why the hell is it called /etc?

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Interesting. Has it always been that case? I remember having /etc/GETTY, /etc/wall, /etc/upkeep, /etc/adduser, /etc/mount or /etc/fsck, as well as the important ones /etc/INIT and /etc/rc (on a UNIX System III compatible) in the 80s... Per its manual, /etc was a directory for additional system-level relevant tools (as you can see from the examples), carrying the name "et cetera".

But I like the explaination above. :-)

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