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Date:      Sat, 29 Jan 2000 11:59:05 -0800
From:      "John Purser" <johnmpurser@home.com>
To:        "'Jonathon McKitrick'" <jcm@dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org>, "'freebsd-chat'" <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: costs for solaris vs windows
Message-ID:  <000001bf6a93$4c58fba0$40390918@vncvr1.wa.home.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0001281606190.66428-100000@dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org>

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Well the number came directly from the MS marketing department so you know
it must be correct right?

And in a related article at:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20000129/tc/20000130080.html MS has released
the first patch for win2000 THREE WEEKS BEFORE they release the product.
Apparently (surprise, surprise) some security holes that needed to be
patched.

John Purser

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Jonathon McKitrick
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 8:25 AM
To: freebsd-chat
Subject: costs for solaris vs windows



In this article:
http://cnn.com/TECH/computing/9911/22/solaris8.ent.idg/index.html

it was claimed that "data centers running Windows 2000 will cost
one-fifth to one-third of the price of a Unix-based system and will
also offer customers significant savings over Unix in terms of TC0."

Is this possible?  I thought the reason many companies were going back
to Unix was because of lower costs?  Or is this just referring to
commercial Unix?  And since when has M$ offered value as one of its
selling points?

-=> jm <=-

"Do not taunt the Happy Fun Ball."




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