Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email address doesn't

Chris M chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 31 13:26:27 CDT 2008


this list isn't about service contracts and call centers. Tony was simply stating (though not for the first time LOL LOL) that's the way he does his business.

--- On Sat, 8/30/08, Tony Mori <tonym at compusource.net> wrote:

> From: Tony Mori <tonym at compusource.net>
> Subject: Re: Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email address doesn't
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008, 6:13 PM
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tony Duell"
> <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 5:11 PM
> Subject: Re: Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email
> address doesn't
> 
> 
> >
> >
> >> 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
> >> requirements.
> >
> > And there is no way I am going to use anything I
> can't support myself.
> > Which means I won't depend on any hardware I
> don't have full schematics
> > for, I won't depend on any software I don't
> have the source code for. I
> > don;t require it to be 'open', I don't
> mind if the schematics and source
> > are not freely copyable and that I have to pay to get,
> say, a technical
> > manaual containing said schematics.
> >
> > -tony
> >
> 
> You're joking, right? Who the heck in THIS day and age
> is giving you
> schematics?We run HP, IBM, Sun, Cisco, and Dell hardware,
> and I hardly see
> ANY of them giving out schematics.
> 
> Maybe in a 7-person company, but let's be realistic.
> Company I work for has
> well over 15,000 employees, 5000+ workstations and laptops,
> over 600
> servers, all spread across 6 worldwide offices + 5 call
> centers, and you're
> talking about schematics?
> 
> That's just nuts - we'd need a full-time person
> just to manage the
> schematics, much less actually repairing stuff...
> 
> In this day in age, it's "call the vendor,"
> because everything we have comes
> with 3-5 year on-site warranties, and/or maintenance and
> support contracts.
> 
> Tony


      



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