Subject: Re: MS's OS Vision
To: None <>
From: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 09/28/2001 16:44:02
I didn't read that ``paper'', but you might be interested in 
Mosix + GFS.

Has anyone actually gotten Coda, Kerberos, or Hesiod working?  I've 
been wanting to try, but it seems like a lot of this bleeding edge 
open-source stuff simply doesn't work as claimed, unless you have the 
time and talent to fix it yourself.  It is difficult enough to 
conjure useful documentation out of a bubbling cauldron without FIXING 
things as well.  I am getting a little bitter, because I am sick of 
setting up web+mail+firewall servers again and again and proclaiming 
this stuff is great when in fact it only does one thing.

It's been at least two or three years since the last time someone 
mentioned Plan9, in a discussion about SMP and realtime latency.  Do 
we even have preemptive threads that work yet?  pah, there is too 
much unpaid and very difficult _work_ to do.  I'm going to go read a 
book instead.

So  arbitrary and so foolish. I can only say you are incurable. I feel
sad for you, feel sad for your poor judging ability.
   -- LYWANG on Salon's ``Table Talk''