Using Penguin Power To Make Microsoft Cheaper

from the so-it-goes dept

A tech consultant who wrangled a 30% discount out of Microsoft by getting a government organization to just begin to explore what Linux could do for them is suggesting that everyone who wants a Microsoft discount start buying up Penguin related stuffed animals to redecorate their offices – so when the Microsoft folks come through they’re encouraged to offer discounts as well. Of course, there are other reasons to explore Linux – such as to see if it’s any better for what you need to do.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Microsoft's Last Laugh

“Considering that virtually all computer viruses are targeted at Windows based systems”

What makes you think it will always be that way? Perhaps you’re too young to remember when viruses were written predominantly in Unix.

“and the seemingly limitless number of “vulnerabilities” in Windows that have to be patched ad infinitum,”

like the infinite numbers of security patches that unix vendors have also produced? Linux doesn’t have any, because, well, nobody is responsible for linux’s security. It’s just freeware.

“why would you think Windows is a superior platform?”

Because the vendor is held responsible. If there are no security patches to download for linux, and nobody knows how to patch it, do you think an organization will keep linux?

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Microsoft's Last Laugh

dorpus () on Tuesday, February 17th, 2004 @ 03:22AM
And when hackers spread linux viruses or hack into the system and do extensive damage, microsoft can charge super rates to convert the organization to windows.

Its a good thing that you can avoid what Dorpus prattles on about by choosing FreeBSD. Or you could read the other comments by Dorpus and decide that she makes one to two sentance posts where she makes a claim that she never bothers to back up with actual facts when challenged.

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