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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

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/17/2010 at 9:03 AM

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