This is a chicken-little story.
We’ve been putting many computer eggs in one hardware basket for a long, long time.
What do you think mainframes running MVS and VM/CMS were?
What were things like air traffic control?
The ‘desktop’ is a fuzz concept that gets confused with a GUI.
Those mainframes – think airline ticket and reservation – could handle many hundreds of remote terminals, keeping them updated.
What’s a dumb terminal if not the ultimate in ‘thin clients’? Continue reading When organizations put a lot of eggs in one basket – desktop side
Interestingly, even if not that relevant.
And, of course, there’s the most important proviso of all: it is very, very likely that a few tweaks to any of these operating systems could have made a big difference to these results, but we’re not too
interested in that – these results reflect what you get you install a plain vanilla OS, like most users do.
That’s Nonsense! Everyone Tweaks.
All the OS are set up to make tweaking easy!