Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by penan » Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:49:44


Just when we think the coast is safe, some wiseguy from LinuxWorld
comes up with the annoucement that they are gonna award Micro$oft's
Service for Unix (SFU) version 3.0 as the Best System Integration
Software at LinuxWorld 2003 !

See the annoucement at M$'s site:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

and then the annoucement at LinuxWorld's site:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

The first paragraph of M$'s annoucement as followed:

"One of just 10 winners, Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 (SFU 3.0)
took the Open Source Product Excellence Award for Best System
Integration Software at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo."

If you read the above quote carefully, and you will see something is
amissed.

First of all, how can SFU win the "Open Source Product Excellence
Award" when it is NOT Open-Sourced ?

I ain't try to dismiss SFU or anything, but if one gonna give out an
"Open Source Product Excellence Award", one gonna make sure that THE
product comply with the award's namesake, and in this case,
OPEN-SOURCE !

What gives, huh ??!
 
 
 

Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by horn » Fri, 25 Jul 2003 19:58:10

Penang scribbled:


LinuxWorld lolst all credibility when it named some other Microsoft product
for a smiliar award.


OK. Now it makes some sense - Microsoft is touting the award leading me to
think they paid for the award.


Open source? HA! SFU is NOT an open source, nor even open protocol/format,
product. The cluelessness of some people continues to amaze me.


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Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by Linu » Fri, 25 Jul 2003 20:34:04

While restarting Outlook, Freeride grumbled:


Oh, here's the criterion:

4 Best System Integration Solution

Criteria:

- modular offering (choice/focus)
- supports mentoring approach (skills transfer)
- applies across hardware platforms
- Fulfills an emerging IT industry requirement (skill shortages)
- can easily be extended and modified
- focuses on portability of assets post-engagement

Notice the third one -- applies across hardware platforms?!?!
WTF?!!?!
 
 
 

Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by Linu » Fri, 25 Jul 2003 20:39:15

While restarting Outlook, horne grumbled:


And it's not cross-platform (hardware-wise) either, thereby violating
the criteria for the award!!!!!

To use Windows Services for UNIX, you need:

Minimum Requirements

Operating System Microsoft Windows NTWorkstation 4.0, Windows NT
Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003

Memory 16 megabytes (MB) of RAM
Hard Disk 184 MB available free disk space (19 MB minimum required)
Drive CD-ROM drive
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later
Other Devices Appropriate Ethernet, Token Ring, or FDDI network adapter

It's a freakin' joke.

Add SCO to the mix, and we're living in the Twilight Zone.

(And I'll probably have Rod Serling coming back from the dead to
collect royalties from me for the usage of his "intellectual
property".)

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Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by Mark Funke » Sat, 26 Jul 2003 01:02:15

The awards themselves were called "Open Source Product Excellence Awards".
SFU just won the award for "Best System Integration Software".

I wonder who the other contenders were ?
 
 
 

Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by stuartfo » Sat, 26 Jul 2003 11:32:26


Not quite, they took another product, licensed it and repackaged it.
They distribute source with it, and the GPL'ed versions of the tools.
It's quite a nifty little package, with some good compatability
features. Probably the best thing about it is that runs as a
completely separate subsystem from Win32, exactly the way NT was
designed to be used.
 
 
 

Micro$oft's SFU (Services for Unix) 3.0 Named Best System Integration Software at LinuxWorld !

Post by The Ghost » Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:24:30

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Linut
<linXXXX@XXXXX.COM >
wrote
on Thu, 24 Jul 2003 06:39:15 -0500
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:

Whoops....and here I thought it actually ran on Unix.

Ignore my previous post. :-)
>> >> Add SCO to the mix, and we're living in the Twilight Zone.

Like we aren't already? At least with Linux we can peek
behind the curtain if we need to. (Wait, wrong movie...)
>> >> (And I'll probably have Rod Serling coming back from the dead to >> collect royalties from me for the usage of his "intellectual >> property".) >>

Submitted for your approval...

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