[LINK] Fwd: Microsoft learns some tricks from Open Source Software
lannet at lannet.com.au
Fri Sep 16 14:41:25 EST 2005
Let's face it, this is M$ all along.
They plan to do it with IE7 - copy the good bits from Firefox, now they
plan to copy the good bits from Apache into IIS7.
It just demonstrates that M$ is incapable of innovation, they just pinch
others ideas and then use their market clout to grab the monopoly.
It will be very interesting to see just who, and at what price, M$ does
persuade to take up IIS7, and more importantly Vista, if/when it ever
Roger Clarke wrote:
>> Microsoft learns some tricks from Open Source Software
>> BetaNews mentions an interesting moment in IIS history. The product unit
>> manager for Microsoft IIS stated that Apache taught them something.
>> That's right, a piece of open source software inspired Microsoft to
>> manage overhead in IIS more efficiently.
>> "We've learned from Apache," acknowledged Bill Staples, product unit
>> manager for IIS. Version 7.0 takes the IIS feature set and breaks it
>> down into individual components, or modules, that can be loaded on an
>> as-needed basis. The result is a Web server with much less overhead.
>> Another thing to note is that Microsoft plans on using an XML file to
>> power the configuration of IIS. This may result in some interesting
>> third-party applications that snap onto IIS. The changes in IIS's
>> configuration should allow quick deployment changes to a string of IIS
>> servers. According to Staples:
>> IIS 7.0 does away with complicated the "Metabase" and replaces it with
>> XML configuration files. The config file can be manually edited for
>> site-wide changes, but each Web application can have its own XML config
>> as well. Changes take place in almost real-time, without restarting the
>> server, Staples said.
>> PDC has certainly brought some interesting times...
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