From: Wesley Darlington (wesley at domain blackstar.co.uk)
Date: Thu 28 Jun 2001 - 10:41:37 IST
On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 12:12:25AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 11:40:20PM +0200, Peter Kjeldsen wrote:
> > This is exactly what I promised my boss wouldn't happen, so I guess it is
> > back to Red Hat...
> there's an additional lesson here: if a linux vendor does customer
> unfriendly things, then the user has a relatively painless choice -
> a different linux distro.
I applaud caldera's courageous (*) decision.
This is the sort of scheme that a certain kind of `IT manager' can
understand: it's got the same licensing scheme as windows, it comes
in the same kind of box as windows, it's slightly cheaper than
windows; how much different from windows can it be?
Perversely, this licensing scheme could easily mean *lots* of sales
for Caldera and I wish them well. Anything that lessens microsoft's
dominance on the desktop is a Good Thing. (**)
(*) In a Humphrey Applebey sense.
(**) And I'm not a raving microsoft hater either. As I see it, the
alternative to a world dominated by microsoft is a world dominated
by Sun. *shudder* We'd have to pay ten grand today for the equivalent
of a P133 with 128MB of ram, a (heavy!) 17" monitor fed by a 256-colour
graphics card and a 2GB hard drive. And we'd be glad of it.
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