[lug] new idea about os's

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Fri Sep 26 14:27:34 MDT 2003

Cliff Stoll observed in his book "The Cuckoos Egg" which was published
in the late eighties that a mono-culture of computer systems in
unhealthy. It is no different than a forest. Foresters have long
recognized that if you plant large stands of same-species trees
together, pests and disease will strike them to a much greater degree
than if you have a diverse eco-system.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]
On Behalf Of bill ehlert
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 1:51 AM
To: blug list
Subject: [lug] new idea about os's

here's a very new (to me, anyway) idea
about os's  --  whether they be windows,
linux, mac os, bsd, whatever:

that whenever there's one with an
almost-monopoly position, there's
an almost-irresistable target for

there has been a report written on
this, and the place i found it
written up was  --  The Microsoft
Certified Professional Magazine!


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