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Not So FAST for Unix/Linux

Microsoft bought its way into the enterprise search market when it bought Fast Search & Transfer ASA, with its semi-eponymously named FAST line of search tools (makes it almost easy to remember). FAST was a multiplatform system and is just as easily installed on Linux or Unix boxes as it is on Windows.

That will all end with next round of Windows-only search tools. The good news? While FAST won't install on Linux/Unix, future versions will still be able to search across them.

Should Microsoft directly support other operating systems (other than Mac OS)? Shoot your best advice to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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