RE: Microsoft HotMail

CobraBoy (
Mon, 11 May 1998 20:44:13 -0700

At 8:22 PM -0700 5/11/98, Josh Cohen cleverly crafted this:

> Hotmail was developed and built on Unix prior to Microsoft's
> purchase.
> I don't understand what is noteworthy?
> Is it surprising that we haven't dumped an existing working
> system for no reason other than to convert for the sake of it?
> While I dont have direct knowledge, I would suspect that if
> they considered moving it to NT and decided against it that
> it was because of the cost and inconvenience of the change and
> impact on the business (which runs fine at the moment).
> #include <big.disclaimer>
> Speaking as myself, not my employer..
> Josh

Well if that were true the Disney store and Dell's online store would still
be running OpenStep/Web Objects. In both cases existing working systems
were dumped for no other reason then to convert for the sake of it.



Restarting the computer frees up space that,
over one or more days, can get filled with files
the computer uses only temporarily. - NEXTSTEP Power Tips pg. 19

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