quote:Originally posted by ThePreacher:This post is aimed more toward the recent rantings of thw www.unixsucks.com guy. I just wanted to tell you that Im not fooled. I sat at home for a long time when trying to come up with ideas for my website and generate traffic, not to mention think of a domain name and so on. I even considered taking a similar route and creating a controverial page that would piss people off all in the interests of getting as many hits as possible. Then you come here(and probably to other linux/unix) forums, show off your url and you instantly have a successful site, even if everyone who visits disagrees with you it doesnt matter, the bottom line is in the numbers. Well guess what? Im not going to help promote your site. Or I could use you to help promote my site, by creating a site like www.GregorySuvaliansucks.com, but i dont want to sink to your levels.
quote:Originally posted by www.unixsucks.com:Though TCO is specifically have "T" in the beginning of the sentenсe which stands for "Total" (in remark to the guy who calculated TCO based on just initial purchasing price). There are some other factors involved as well.
quote:Originally posted by www.unixsucks.com:Well, if my boss would tell me that he need to cut down licensing costs and have everything moved to Linux then I guess I would not have a choice. Though TCO is specifically have "T" in the beginning of the sentenсe which stands for "Total" (in remark to the guy who calculated TCO based on just initial purchasing price). There are some other factors involved as well. Just imagine no of support calls for XWindows becouse users does not know how to install application, how to mount drives, how to switch languages etc.Untill then I'm happy with what Microsoft offers me and don't see anyhow why would I want to change, my life as admin is easier and time which I can allocate from studying how to use vi I can learn c#, so time is not vasted. And you still has not give me enough reasons why is that I need to have more then couple of tablespoons to see what UNIX is about. I did most common administration tasks in UNIX, so I know what I'm looking at if I would decide that UNIX is right for me. What is your point behind it?P.S. On separate note to some idiot who posted that he charges a lot of his customers who has their Windows 98 installations crashed/virus infested etc. I never told that Win9X is great, in fact it sucks even more then UNIX. Win9X compared to NT is as far as DOS from UNIX. They share nothing except for familiar GUI. Microsoft NEVER NEVER promoted Win9X as business OS. And DO YOU REALLY THINK that if all Win9X base would be replace with XWindows there would be less support calls from average John Doe user?
quote:Originally posted by www.unixsucks.com:Microsoft admitted that Linux has lower TCO then Windows?Can you provide a link?Here is what I found in comparing "commercial" UNIX with Windows 2000.http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/migrate/unix/aberdeen.asp
quote:Originally posted by www.unixsucks.com:Now, that a lot of information to crunch.So you basically saying that Linux/UNIX is better becouse .... becouse it's better.Just wondering if ecommerce application like bn.com or dell.com or allstate.com would fall under your "serious number crunching" category.Please if you want to say something then backup it with some data.