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RE: [SLE] Fundamental differences
- From: Kirk.Moore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (EXT-Moore, Kirk W)
- Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 13:54:13 -0700
- Message-id: <21A55B816513D111987900805F19096F02597836@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The point is.... that M$ is bad software... or are the users trying to tweak the software....
I personally have my kids on a windows 98 machine... they beat on that machine... they download things from the net, they get tons of trash... and the system still runs good. I keep threaten to put them on Linux... but I am afraid that they will learn the "rm -r * /" command. :)
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> From: Jack Barnett[SMTP:jbarnett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 1:34 PM
> To: Thomas, Gregory (NBC, KNBC); SuSE English
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Fundamental differences
> > Well, for the desktop Win2k only costs ~$150 for an upgrade
> Yes, but you can't upgrade from 95/98 to W2k atleast that is what my MS
> sales consultant told me. First you must own WinNT4.0 easily from
> $200-$1000 for the full version. To upgrade to aw2k with a 5 client license
> it is $359.00 or $89.95 "competive" upgrade version (which requires a full
> version of WinNT 4.0).
> Microsoft AW2k is currently going for $3,999.00 for 25 clients.
> > and Win95, etc.
> Win95/98 can be had for ~$80 a peice.
> Ok, so I was off a litte. But my point was being a Linux workstation and/or
> server is a lot more cheaper than any MS product and offers just as good, if
> not better stability.
> > are included in the upgrade path. Before I dropped MS products from my
> > desktop completely I only used NT. The unsupported apps and hardware were
> > minor inconvenience compared to the benefits of the much greater stability
> > of NT. But now I use an even more stable OS at home.
> > Everyone complains about MS spreading FUD but 1) above is quite abit of
> It is not FUD, it is was a mistake on my part. 1) ok so they aren't THAT
> costly. 2) but Linux is STILL cheaper
> > Greg
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