w2k rollout comments
Tracy R Reed
treed at ultraviolet.org
Fri Feb 18 13:42:41 PST 2000
On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 07:38:43AM -0800, Anthony M. Abate wrote:
> I have never understood why so many intelligent people let themselves get so
> bent out of shape by MS. While I agree with you Tracy my question is why
You can't understand WHY we get bent out of shape by MS?!?!
MS makes my life harder, that is why! They cost my company money (money which
should be going into my salary, of course :) with their outrageous licensing
schemes (win2k CAL's are $999!) and constant upgrades and planned obsolecense.
They cost me and my department major headaches when Win2k gets installed on
the network by someone who believed the hype and it totally f*cks up our
master browser/samba server by grabbing control itself and causes the
president and VP to come down on us all for having an unreliable network when
they couldn't print out their pretty Powerpoint presentations for a whole day.
How am I going to explain that MS sabotaged us? "Well, you see the SMB
protocol has this master browser thingy and Win2k just sorta took over and..."
We looked like sh*t that day because of MS. And viruses. Don't get me started
on viruses. TOO LATE! I've had the mail server totally swamped a couple times
because of MS-specific viruses. I've had to do a lot of extra work to
virus-proof the mail server and we have had to buy hundreds of licenses for
virus scanning programs which degrade the performance of an already shakey
system by consuming precious memory. Throw in the time it takes our desktop
personnel to run around and install the software on all of these systems
because there are no tools to do it remotely in an automated way and this has
been a very expensive proposition. I could go on and on, as you well know.
Just because MS has great marketing doesn't mean I have to be happy about
having Windows intruding into my life.
Tracy Reed http://www.ultraviolet.org
We all live in a yellow subroutine.
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