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A couple of observations
CNN, the Cable News Network is a well recognized brand name. I recently accessed
their web home page, and was interested in a feature called "InfoGlobe", a virtual
reality modeling language device which allows one to 'spin the globe' and click on any
'hot spot' like Iraq for news about that area. To use it, you have to download a VRML plug in
and the one for Netscape pulls down, sure enough, ActiveX, the MS Java virtual
machine, and others, appearently all MS products.
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One eyebrow raising tactic in NT is a "Netware Gateway". A Netware server w/ a license for
'X' users will only let X number of users connect. The MS gateway actually allows that number
to be exceeded (albeit with a performance penalty). To quote from "Mastering Windows NT4"
by Mark Minasi, p. 597:
"Where things get really strange is when you install the Gateway Service, which is
only available for NT Server. After you install it, any workstation that is connected
to your NT Server machine can also see the NetWare drive."
"(In case your wondering, I'm told that it IS legal to put those twenty-two users
onto Novell via NT because the Novell licenses are not per user, but per connection.
Novell sees just one connection, so it's legal. In fact, I imagine that the legality
question will boil down to which of the two companies can afford the better lawyers"