Moving To Upgrade Windows NT 4.0greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
-- -a- (email@example.com), March 13, 1999
Great. We're going to need a full-time guy soon just to install service packs at this rate. Install SP4. It's screwed, so uninstall SP4. Install SP4.1 (the famed "service pack for service pack 4"). looks pretty good. What, SP5? OK, install SP5. How's that 'puter runin' now? <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 1999.
Switched to Linux over a year ago. Never regretted it.
-- (email@example.com), March 13, 1999.
Would anyone like to guess the number of production-control/automation systems that run NT 3.0? It's staggering. And everyone was thinking they had plenty of time left... upgrade to 4.0 and most of their remediation problems would be done. NT 4.0 compliancy patches were supposed to be ready in Sept, 1998 (if I remember correctly).
-- PNG (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 1999.
It doesn't mention Y2K, but here's a recent news item about Microsoft:
It does include this quote:
Maffei also said Microsoft is seeing its business in Japan improve, though it may only be a cyclical improvement in demand because of the end of the fiscal year.
"Japan does appear to be getting a little better," he said.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), March 13, 1999.
Been there, done that :-)
Installed SP 4, and some third-party web apps wouldn't work. When I called the vendor, they couldn't guarantee a release date for the patch. So, do a have a "compliant server" with angry users not able to use their apps, or keep the users happy and not be compliant? SHEESH.
-- Faze the Nation (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 1999.
the local pc users group has linux on the program this month. i'll be there.
-- jocelyne slough (email@example.com), March 15, 1999.