[brlug-general] Let's bash M$ again!
johnhebert at it-group.com
Thu Sep 25 11:14:26 CDT 2003
Hmm... you are correct, but at what point does diminishing returns kick in?
TCO is a nebulous gremlin to pin down, but certainly the security failures
exposed in the Microsoft OS over the past few months must be making those
decision makers question that investment.
Dustin, as a Microsoft/Linux integration guru, do you see a business
opportunity to address Microsoft OS weaknesses with Linux where appropriate?
I think the fact that as it mostly desktops that are getting hit with
worms/viruses, etc., that maybe efforts like Xandros/Wine, etc., could be a
good alternative with a lower migration cost.
What would be needed is a process to quickly evaluate what PCs in an
organization are ideal for migrating to something Xandros
(http://www.xandros.com) where users are in a somewhat familiar environment.
Couldn't the Microsoft OS migration configuration factors be automatically
extracted and used to create a kickstart script of some kind? Stuff like
drive mappings, Desktop and Profile settings, etc?
Dang, was that regular coffee instead of decaf I drank this morning?
From: Dustin Puryear
To: General at brlug.net
Sent: 9/25/03 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [brlug-general] Let's bash M$ again!
At 06:12 AM 9/25/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>However, after reading the article, I would like to state that
>regulation of Microsoft is not the answer. The answer is for affected
>companies to migrate away from Microsoft towards other operating
>that address the faults of Microsoft in the first place.
>I would like to know: What keeps companies using Microsoft? What is the
>overriding factor in the decision to purchase Microsoft as opposed to
>other operating systems?
For one, companies already have a large investment in Microsoft and
Puryear Information Technology, LLC
Providing expertise in the management, integration, and
security of Windows and UNIX systems, networks, and applications.
General mailing list
General at brlug.net
More information about the General