Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Sun Apr 21 13:39:49 2002

Quothe Richard Erlacher, from writings of Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 11:41:13AM -0600:
> What it clearly says if you don't prune the context is that I'm not alone in
> my observation that UNIX stuff costs 10x-100x what the comparable DOS/Windows

Apparently it has something to do with the belief that if they sell it
to a MS-DOS/Windoze/Macintosh user, they're selling it for use by a
single user. If they sell it for use on a system running UNIX, VMS,
AOS/VS, etc., then, unless they can limit the number of users that can
use it, they make the assumption that multiple users will use it.
Apparently some biz'droids appear to think that only large businesses
and government agencies, which can typically afford to pay higher
prices, use multi-user operating systems; or that's how it appears
anyway. Also, perhaps some of the software companies are thinking:
"hmmm, they could afford to pay a lot more for that Sun or VAX than a
PeeCee, so, we can get more money from them for software to run on
that Sun or VAX."

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