Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email address doesn't end in .edu - (was Re: OT: Microsoft crazy academic deal)
tonym at compusource.net
Sat Aug 30 19:44:23 CDT 2008
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From: "Ray Arachelian" <ray at arachelian.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email address doesn't
end in .edu - (was Re: OT: Microsoft crazy academic deal)
> Tony Mori wrote:
>> I would disagree with that - nothing is free. My time is worth
>> something, and unless you are volunteering up your free
>> time to support, it ain't free.
> Your time to go down to the software store and pick up a box of crap
> ware with the "Microsoft" on it isn't free either.
>> Second, I work for a multi-billion dollar company, and there is NO WAY
>> on this earth any minutely-responsible IT
>> department is going to run ANYTHING unsupported in a production
>> environment, especially with SOX and other
> Weren't we just talking about educational software discounts here? How
> exactly does a multi-billion dollar company fit in here?
You respond to a 10-day old email, ignoring the 7-day stream that followed
it, and I'm ignorant?
> If you want it supported you can buy it supported. RedHat and Suse will
> both happily take your money for site licenses and such.
If only you had actually FOLLOWED the conversation last week...
FYI, It actually costs less to get full M$ support+maint than it does for
> The rest of your reasons are so far fetched as to not warrant further
> response. I'll leave you to your own ignorance, proof of which can be
> found in the next line of your quoted text:
You have GOT to be kidding... *I* mentioned both the linux AND XP versions
of the EEE PC, and compared them.
You even QUOTED me....
And then you "enlighten" me that there is also a linux version?
And I am the ignorant one, huh?
Um OK - I'll take that as a compliment, from you.
> To enlighten you, EEE PC's can come with XP, just as some Dell and
> Lenovo notebooks come with Linux (never mind that you can install it
> yourself above and beyond this.)
>> Put the Asus EEE PC with Linux next to version with XP / Vista, and
>> there is NO comparison - it even LOOKS like a cartoony toy.
This is the EXACT reason that Doc said to drop the issue...
When someone like you has no decent argument, they need to resort to
insulting and name-calling.
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