Nuke Redmond!

From: Carlos Murillo <>
Date: Thu Apr 6 20:12:33 2000

At 11:14 AM 4/6/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Yes, you paid,
>but what about the cost of installing a new system every 3 or 4 years
>because hardware is no longer supported with the new release or the new
>version, or the hardware was phased out after months and spares no longer
>This new hardware is ageing so fast that the Salvation Army is collecting
>it by the time you paid for it. It is marvelous for a lot of people, but
>keep it out of the factories.

I read that the actual cost of a wintel machine in an enterprise setting
is close to $22K annually, because most people spend a sizable
proportion of their time ( >15%) "futzing" (the article's terminology, not
mine) around, that is, downloading and installing the newest version
of software X, changing settings, and, of course, rebooting.

Received on Thu Apr 06 2000 - 20:12:33 BST

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