TCO for Windows vs. everybody else?
lbarnes at san.rr.com
Tue Apr 17 14:18:11 PDT 2001
Serge Rey wrote:
> just to play devil's advocate ;-> in my case there has been one more
> cost that has been substantially higher for Linux versus windows, and
> that is the large number of O'Reilly texts i've purchased since
> discovering Linux. of course i don't mind the expense as these are
> great books and i've learned a ton from them. i guess you could see this
> as an investment rather than a cost. yeah, that's the ticket, these
> are investments not compulsive buys at san diego technical books...
Let me intervene to say a good word about compuls^H^H^H^H^H
adictiv^H^H^H^H^ (hmmm) frequent (yeah, that's it!) O'Reilly book buying.
The other day I bought, under duress, O'R's "Windows NT in a Nutshell."
This was because my highly trained, highly paid, certified corporate NT
support team couldn't tell me how to write a script that would dump the NT
task list to a file for processing. They were all "click this" and "click
that" -- sheesh! How do they face themselves in a mirror?
Leaving that aside, I found, on page 276, that NT ships with a utility
called "pmon" that may do the trick. Now the book cost me about twenty
bucks, and you know what? I'd probably have paid the fin happily to anyone
who could have given me the information.
So, see, I don't have a problem; I'm in it strictly for the information.
OMYGOD, THERE'S A NEW ONE WITH A RING TAILED LEMUR ON IT!!! <sound of
Barnes scampering to Bookstar>
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