Re: 5th message - is Microsoft going to post a welcome message?

From: Jeremy Winston (
Date: 05/07/03

Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 09:27:28 -0400

Keith W. McCammon wrote:
>>Or did the sysadmin do an "rm -rf *" by mistake?
> An interesting and ironic hypothesis. Microsoft using BSD to run their
> newsgroups :)

Well, there *is* a precedent; IIRC, MS's Hotmail is (was?) run on
FreeBSD and Solaris.

OTOH, there are plenty of ports of the *nix tools to W32.
E.g., I am using the GNU sh-utils, v2.3, on W2K.