[kwlug-disc] Is MS humbling down?

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Fri Aug 14 20:18:43 EDT 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 06:43:13PM -0400, Eric Gerlach wrote:
> 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.

So, will you be billing for 2 hours or 6 minutes?

-- 
William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>



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