Microsoft Just One of Many

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    "In fact, open-source software is not free. It is very expensive because it shifts the cost to maintenance, services, integration and training"

    And as we all know, Microsoft's products cost nothing to maintain, MS charges for no services, MS product integration requires no expertise and always works, and MS products are so easy to use that no training is required ;)
  3. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

    Savage Henry

    Feb 20, 2004
    in a one horse, two house, three pub town.

    That arguement always cracks me up. :D But's it's nice to hear the largest software maker in the known universe wheel it out every six months for another airing.
  4. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Reminds me of when Thorrott or whoever said that the 5.5 million Big Mac super computer, which is like 50 million cheaper than the next slowest, has hidden "installation and configuration costs"
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Sure, because those other clusters installed themselves for free :D
  6. nacl99 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2003
    Yeah, don't you have all those expenses with a Microsoft solution as well? In fact I read once that IT guys like Microsoft because it keeps them employed, if they worked with a more stable system they would be jeopardizing their jobs.
  7. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    This guy is either smokin' crack or his head stuck in a barrel of Dom.Romanée Conti, if he actually thinks Micro$oft products are maintenance free and easy to learn :eek: . If it wasn't for them half my brothers would be unemployed (it techs.) and have I heard some good stories.... :D
    I'm the only convert, anyway, I think open source = better programs and less vulnerablities.

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