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Old 07-31-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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Windows for devices cheaper than Linux: Study


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...how?msid=79987
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:49 AM   #2
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Well it says the study was funded by Microsoft! So obviously it will be in Microsoft's favor. :O
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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All I can think of every time M$ releases a study like this is Billy Gates talking in the 3rd person like Bob Dole.

"Billy thinks Windows is cheaper than Linux"
"Billy paid for this study"
"Billy likes Hersey's ice cream."
"Easy boy"

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Old 07-31-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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Don't you think Hersey's ice cream is a little morbid slightcrazed? I love you slightcrazed.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:40 AM   #5
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What's wrong with Hersey's Ice cream?

Slighty likes Hersey's ice cream.
Slighty thinks Billy is full of crap.
Slighty wishes teamstatic84 didn't confess his love of slighty in public.



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Old 07-31-2003, 01:12 PM   #6
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One thing I just read which should give us a reason to say thank Billy Gates:
http://steve-parker.org/articles/oth...son/oral.shtml
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:34 PM   #7
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"Microsoft refused to go into the hardware business, insisted on making its software run on hardware that anyone could build, and thereby created the market conditions that allowed hardware prices to plummet. In trying to understand the Linux phenomenon, then, we have to look not to a single innovator but to a sort of bizarre Trinity: Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, and Bill Gates. Take away any of these three and Linux would not exist."
well,the point is noted.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:21 PM   #8
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*This* is part of why I have a soft spot for DOS and would never touch an Apple. Well, I did *touch* one once. At school. Briefly. Because I had to. MS is evil and always was to a greater or lesser extent but, motives aside, MS-DOS was for PCs and PCs were for everybody! The world would be an even worse place today if they hadn't clobbered Apple. Expensive proprietary software *and* hardware in the hands of a *single* company. It's just that now it's MS's turn. *g* Especially as Microsoft has gone a long way to reproprietarizing hardware with computers full of winmodems and funky devices and "Designed for Windows" stamped on 'em.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:32 PM   #9
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Microsoft commissioned a study last year that showed that the cost of using Linux for servers managing computer networks was higher than Windows for four out of every five tasks.
Hehe! Yeah, coz you would need someone who can administer it properly, which costs more. But you only need one of them for many servers rather than one admin per box

Thymox thinks that Jelbert's ice cream is the best!
Thymox is sorry that it is only available in one shop in the deepest, darkest corner of Cornwall.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:53 PM   #10
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arunshivanandan,

You found it. The Steve Parker stuff is very interesting reading, and can help any of us newbies to get a much better understanding, from the foundation level, of the essence of Linux.

 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:59 AM   #11
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Also i have read his shell programming tutorial,it was really,really good.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:14 AM   #12
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Windows for devices cheaper than Linux
Anyone that takes an overly biased opinion as the truth deserves what they get.
Linux is expensive, not free!
Linux infringes on IP rights opening you up to lawsuits!!
Linux supports terrorism!!!
Linux blah, blah, blah....
It is going to get much, much deeper.
This important study will prove that Linux <insert whatever it takes to sway you to Windows instead> than Windows.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:30 AM   #13
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What the hell is wrong with you people? Yea windows sucks! and microsoft has a monopoly but why do you despise Bill gates? He is a great success story, Are you all jealous of his money or something? you people need to rethink your own feelings and ideas on why you use linux and if its because you dont like Capitalism then fine, Be jealous, angry and bitter cuz you dont have what others work for.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:39 AM   #14
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Well, if old Billy is a 'good guy' why did he conduct this sort of a foolish study??
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:41 AM   #15
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I do not see any serious Bill bashing in this thread.
But a slight rephrase of your question is your answer.

Why do you despise Bill gates?
Windows sucks! and Microsoft has a monopoly
He is a great success story...
 
  


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