[kwlug-disc] Is MS humbling down?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Aug 14 18:43:13 EDT 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:15:29AM -0400, john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> > In just under 45 minutes I had my Ubuntu install done with all
> > updates, a few extra packages like Skype, gcc, build-essentials, mc,
> > filezilla, etc. For me Microsoft just isn't very viable anymore. I
> > installed it because I wanted to check web sites under IE8, but I
> > after all the pain it took to install, and the legal issues, is it
> > really worth it?
> 
> We had the same experience year's ago except it was 8 hours and multiple 
> reboots to install a Windows server but 1 hour and 1 reboot on the same 
> hardware for Linux. Both server systems installed with similar services.

We do automated installation of Windows workstations and Linux servers.
The Windows installs take about two hours (not including software
installation).

The Linux servers:  6 minutes.

Cheers,

Eric



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