John Madden wrote:
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>> On (22/06/07 11:58), Ian O'Connell said:
>>> Yes, i never said i agreed with it, but its just the way it is. If
>> your forced to pay for something i damn sure try get some use out of
>>>>> It's "the way it is" because people don't complain about it. If people
> complained and / or went to a competitor, things would change. Look at
> Dell - it's taken years, but they're finally offering Linux as a
> pre-installed option, because customers want it.
>>I was giving RH6.0 Linux training to Dell folks because they were
offering RH in 1998/1999
Most companies to be successful supply what the customer wants. Mostly
Linux is not a pre-installed option because hardly anyone wants it.
However if things progress as they are Ubuntu is starting to look
better for unliterate computer users than Vista. Since using various
UNIX/Linux systems since 1985 I never thought I would say that.
BTW while most ISP customers may run Windows 85% or so, the ISPs use
about 50% windows servers, the rest Linux and some Solaris usually
for specialist Network boxes that come with it as remote front end. The
Hosting services prefer Linux as it is cheaper and a little less
resource hungry, so customers with hosted servers pay more for
Windows. An ISP is rubbish at managing its own network unless it has a
lot of Unix expertise.
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