* Posts by youmiserablegit

4 posts • joined 11 Feb 2011

Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux


Re: Intel's 16bit bus architecture that competed with VersaBus and VME

Yep, there was a system manufactured in HH by Northern Telecom - (The Project) Vienna system. It ran on 80286 (I was part of the European support group for the product based in HH during the mid-1980s). From memory it supported a maximum of 32 serially connected users on very little RAM. Originally it ran Xenix III (based on Unix System III). The last version was SysVR2.

The nice thing about working there was that we had access to the complete Xenix source code.

As for the pension fund, I was thinking about the other day .....

UK needs comp sci grads, so why isn't it hiring them?


Re: Some things never change...

As a graduate of Hatfield Poly., as it was in those days, I totally agree with your last sentence.

Free online Uni courses pressure vendors to drop training costs


Can't some institution offer...

a course in grammar. That might be the best free course most folks could take. It could cover the correct usage of the following;

* your, you're

* there, their, they're

* its, it's

* to, too

* lose, loose

DEC: The best of systems, the worst of systems



we all had those things called a Bachelor of Science Computer Science. None of the vendor certification shite that seems to be the norm these days


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