Don’t get me wrong here – I am not trying to have a goad at Borean’s ex-pet. I just find the way Borean mixes his retort to my (as well as a good number of fellow TMR regulars’) comments on his 2009 fluff piece with an obituary of his beagle two months after the fact kind of… You know, odd.
Anyhow, if you are a jerk like me, then, by all means, simply skim though Borean’s personal plea for extra prescriptions for sympathy and just start reading from the “Found on the Road Dead” subheading.
“I’ve collapsed the details of the fix, all you need to see is that Microsoft is calling out a Client and a Server version of NT3.1. The commented has gone so far as to claim that Microsoft’s website is lying by inference.”
No joke, except the part that none of this was actually what I said.
Source: Windows Versions Features
The above photo shows a Windows NT 3.1 installation CD as packaged and sold by Microsoft. Notice the complete absence of the word “Workstation” on the entirety of the printed surface. That’s right – like Borean’s late Beagle obituary, Microsoft only decided to begin using “Workstation” as part of product name some time after the fact, namely, when they released NT 3.5 in the following year.
Of course, none of these minor details would matter if you discounted the fact that Microsoft didn’t even bother to add the extra restrictions pertaining to a Windows “Workstation” release until version 3.5 either. This included the well-known 10 SMB client limit for non-server Windows releases, which you can find even in current Windows versions. All this, at the end of the day, simply serves as little icing on the cake as to how shaky and ridiculously unsubstantiated Borean’s claim about Windows “not designed for a networked environment” really is. But, then again, the claim that “Windows 8 is going to have a security system that is a lot like what Unix/Linux has” by itself ought to show well enough already that the man hardly even has the ability to tell what an AD server is or how GPO works – let alone the strengths and weaknesses of different security paradigms.
And because I am such a jerk, I have even posted this FUD tracker entry to his blog as a gesture of my condolences. Your disgust towards my insensitivity is most definitely welcome.