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 email@example.com.
Posted by Doug Barney on 02/17/2010 at 3:48 PM