[thelist] .lasso

McCreath_David McCreath_David at xmail.asd.k12.ak.us
Sat Sep 16 18:30:28 CDT 2000

As someone in the middle of this process, it might have more to do with the
direction that the IT department is moving. If there are a bunch of other
servers already moving to NT, it makes some sense to move the web server,
too. Especially if you have a well-trained and knowledgeable NT staff who
happen to know nothing about OSX or Apache.

We made the choice to move to NT from the Mac for precisely that reason,
plus we decided to go with ASP. We're certainly getting no perks from M$ for
our switch-over and I have an Apple rep in my face every couple of months
Windows-bashing (which is a really F*CKING annoying sales tactic, btw. :))

If you hit the UP site, it's pretty slow despite being a pretty trim site.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say That's a function of it being on an
old Mac running an old version of the OS. I will further threaten the
strength of my limb it's a pre-G3 Power Mac with barely enough RAM.

I think it sounds like they (UP) have had some turnover in the IT department
and the new folks know NT and don't know Mac. 

My wildly speculative and unsolicited 2 cents --


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 - -----Original Message-----
 - From: martin burns
 - Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2000 2:34 PM
 - To: thelist at lists.evolt.org; thelist at lists.evolt.org
 - Subject: RE: [thelist] .lasso
 - At 03:51 16/09/00, Erika Meyer wrote:
 - >they want to move the site from a Mac to an NT server..
 - Is that Classic MacOS, or OSX? I have a feeling that OSX/
 - Apache will *rock*. Moving from Classic MacOS to NT is
 - good progress, but it sniffs of "We're doing this because
 - somebody high up liked the MS donation", rather than
 - because they've seriously evaluated all the options.

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