It’s two months and counting

On October 31, 2004, in Security, by

It’s two months and counting…. to what you ask? 

To End of Life of Windows NT Server.  So for anyone still running SBS 4.5 [or heaven forbid SBS 4.0] the clock is ticking folks. 


Microsoft Monitor talks about the latest Steve Ballmer memo about Windows versus Linux and he says it’s related to the end of life of Windows NT and the announcement of Dell and Novell’s SuSe Linux.  For the small biz space, I still don’t see a huge move towards Linux especially as the main domain controller.  Medium firms, larger firms, but not down here.


So get ready to say goodbye to DIP switches.


Goodbye to no plug and play.


Goodbye to closing my eyes and thinking happy thoughts as I would reboot my SBS 4.5.


Goodbye to a platform that served us well, but it’s time is now over.


 

 

One Response to It’s two months and counting

  1. Bill V says:

    Susan,

    You had me cracking up first this this am.

    "Goodbye to closing my eyes and thinking happy thoughts as I would reboot my SBS 4.5"

    LOL, I remember feeling the exact same way. I still feel a bit unsure when restarting 2003 but, knock wood, I haven’t had reboot problems.

    Best,

    Bill V