Re: Microsoft HotMail"

Robert Harley (
Tue, 12 May 1998 10:19:06 +0200 (MET DST)

Concerning HotMail, Josh Cohen wrote:
>Is it surprising that we haven't dumped an existing working
>system for no reason other than to convert for the sake of it?

Excuse me, but what of "NT couldn't handle it." did you not

Since you appear to have missed it first time around:

>The software giant [Microsoft] has attempted to exchange the
>Sun/Solaris infrastructure of Hotmail with NT since buying it in
>December 1997. However, the demands of supporting 10 million users
>reportedly proved too great for NT, and Solaris was reinstated.
>In a leaked report, [...] "NT couldn't handle it. [...] The
>engineering team did its best to run NT - and failed"

As our resident quote-ster would say "denial isn't a river in Egypt".