[kwlug-disc] Is MS humbling down?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Aug 14 20:47:26 EDT 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 08:18:43PM -0400, William Park wrote:
> 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?

Sadly (in this case), I'm salaried.  I get paid per year :-)

Cheers,

Eric



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