[kwlug-disc] the intertoobz never forget

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Fri Oct 9 11:20:00 EDT 2009


1) Microsoft still got their money for the initial install.
2) The new system - probably about $0 of those many millions will go 
directly into coffers designed to further linux. 


Kind of astonishing that in that environment linux is such a great product.


Colin Mackay wrote:
> I love it.
>
> Windows has its place, but never in a 100% uptime environment.  I have 
> worked in a few DC's.  Linux / Solaris machines always had uptime in 
> years as long as the backup power didn't fail.  If we had a Windows 
> issue, the M$ tech always fell back to 'restart' at some point.
>
> I remember being on a call with someone from Redhat, and one of my 
> Windows colleagues got laughed at when mentioning a restart of the 
> server.  Fun times.  He just couldn't grasp that concept.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Robert P. J. Day 
> <rpjday at crashcourse.ca <mailto:rpjday at crashcourse.ca>> wrote:
>
>
>      as a followup to my earlier post:
>
>     1) http://www.microsoft.com/uk/getthefacts/lse.mspx
>     2) http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28359/1141/
>
>      yeah, that's kind of embarrassing.
>
>     rday
>     --
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