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RE: [SLE] Fundamental differences
- From: samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Samy Elashmawy)
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 09:01:12 +0000
- Message-id: <18.104.22.168.20000712090112.01031248@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 11:20 PM 7/11/2000 -0500, Timothy R. Butler wrote:
>> Yep it was the win 95 upgrade poly that forced you to buy another copy of
>> windows if you wanted any of the enhancements. I ended up waiting till
>> win98 came out as by then I realy needed the fat32 support. That cost me
>> 89.00 just cause I needed FAT32 suport. So yes I am still pissed off about
> True. That was frustrating. However it wasn't, IMO, and ingenious ploy
>you to buy another copy. Why do I say this? Simply put, if the OEM's
>licensing agreement packaged with OSR2, they were not allowed to sell it
>from a new PC. So to me, it looks like MS just released it to keep the
>wanted USB and big hard disks on their PCs happy.
But it still left users out in the cold ! Matter of fact , if it wasent for
that , I would have never looked into linux. Worl works in myterios ways ,
Not every one knew to go to en oem , and there willingness to dole out a
disk varried. Some would do it if you baought a new drive or motherboard.
I thonk it was a bad move regardless of there reasoning.
>> That and the preformance of linux/samba is realy what pushed it over the
>> edge and got me to give linux a try. Started with suse linux and we are
>> currenly moving over to linux and phasing out windows. In otherwords all
>> new boxes get linux , while thetwo current windows(dual boot) support our
>> windows needs for the two windows apps that we havent gotton onto linux. I
>> feel so strongly that I will not be upgrading to win2000/win me and would
>> rather hoold at win98 and move to linux app byt app , and putting it on new
>> machines as they come in.
> I'm trying to do the same. I have a dual-boot PC, and I'm trying to
>that rather than booting into Windows on a typical day, I will instead
>Linux. I only need one more app to do this - a e-mail client with most of the
>features of Outlook. Mahogany looks good, I just need to try it a bit.
>> Yep found the 20.00 upgrade on M$.com , but you wont find it made avialable
>> at compusa otr any retial outlet.
> True, and that is a bad thing. The aforementioned MS-DOS 6.22 upgrade was
>everywhere. Dunno why they didn't do the same here, but at least it is
>OSR2... I must also give them credit for offering a CD with the urgent
>absolutely free (including free S&H) - this is great, because on a
>connect you can't be downloading all day (thus why I buy SuSE Linux rather
>Timothy R. Butler Universal Networks
>Information Tech. Consultant Christian Web Services Since 1996
>ICQ #12495932 AIM: Uninettm An Authorized IPSwitch Reseller
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