Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 22:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In this article, I show at the transistor and silicon level. I've discussed the mathematics of the 6502 overflow flag earlier and thought it would be interesting to look at the actual chip-level implementation. Even though the overflow flag is a slightly obscure feature, its circuit is simple enough that it can be explained at the silicon level."
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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 17th Jan 2013 09:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

The point was <anything> outside <what some people know>. Embarrassingly they thought of AIX as some kind of operating system that does all the Windows thing, only different. Zo they assumed a GUI somewhere, a domain controller, the Administrator, drive letters.

Yes, Microsoft has this annoying habit of moving stuff/settings, almost to a point it could be called deliberate hiding.

The CLI is often helpful, but sometimes thing disappear, like the 'telnet' command that was present in Windows 2003, but is left out by default in Windows 2008 and needs to be added.

If management really knew how UNIX/Linux/Windows worked I'm pretty sure it would have a devastating effect on Windows server market share.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Thu 17th Jan 2013 20:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-08-18

Windows works well because of things like group policy and it's integration with other products.

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 08:18 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Integration probably works well, because of excellent development tools and people putting in the effort to integrate.

Personally, from a systems administration point of view, I really dislike Windows servers. They keep improving from version to version and they are good products, but when administering a Linux server it feels very liberating. There are so many more tools, things are much easier to figure out and logging actually yields useful information, unlike the Windows event viewer.

With Linux and UNIX I feel the limiting factor is the knowledge and skills of the administrator. The limiting factor with Windows is for a large part the number of things you are able to click on with the mouse.

But I don't want to make this a A vs B thing. If someone is happy with Windows than good for him. A number of products only run on Windows, so it's a valid choice on those occasions.

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