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[ale] OT: Re: posting to Linux mail list
walter Sams wrote:
> I have another reason people upgrade, older equipment fails. You go
> out and buy new equipment (computers) and oops, the os is newer than
> what you have in the rest of your office, your older software doesnt
> work right on the new machine. then new machine is faster which you
> like so billy goats laughs all the way to the bank.
This is an excellent point. With the way Microsoft ties the OS to the
hardware with it's licensing, it's against the license to move the OS to
the new hardware. Further, it's almost impossible for the average user
to purchase hardware that does not have the Microsoft tax attached.
Until later, Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft