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  • *chuckle* I've been telling people about the price thing for ages, but they simply don't believe it.. and then turn around and claim that they can get [blah] for much much less (totally ignoring the fact that it also COMES WITH much much less, hardware-wise) and doesn't compare parts-for-parts, per-se.

    What with OpenOffice being available for the Mac now, (and having tested it with a few files people have sent me and that I have sent to others) on RedHat 9, I'm fairly certain that the whole Office thing is
  • by jhi (318) <jhi@iki.fi> on 2003.08.19 11:17 (#23287) Homepage Journal
    > I know a lot of folks that do Windows support. Most of them would LOVE to ditch Windows in favor of Macs or Unixen, even if it meant their job.

    You haven't met Real Windows weenies, then. Not real MSCEs. They would sell their granny (and usually already have) to do more Windows.
    • You haven't met Real Windows weenies, then. Not real MSCEs. They would sell their granny (and usually already have) to do more Windows.

      I think we have one here. He was suggesting "upgrading" the Linux box to NT 4. He felt that even MS DOS 6 would be considered an upgrade. This is on his second day of scanning and patching after a Nachi worm outbreak in our office. Which, strangely, didn't touch our Linux boxes. Although it did screw us because work took down the entire internal network for a day (including

  • You forgot one important driver of Windows sales: network effects.

    Suppose you need to do basic stuff on your desktop. Any browser will do, any email client will do, any word processor, any spreadsheet will do, any presentation tool will do. As soon as you need to exchange documents, compatability becomes an issue. You can standardize on Macs within the office/company, but that's only half the battle. You will communicate with people outside the company, so you will need to read their documents, and th