[ILUG-BOM] Re: Ignorance is bliss
vinayak_hegde at antispam
Sat Nov 16 18:35:33 IST 2002
kishor bhagwat writes:
> my friend - its the vendors who are at the mercy of the
> clients - there is so little business!!Enterprises have nvr
> had it so good!
This really is news to me. I thought lots of corporates
had legacy systems.
> and boy..is it good hardware! ever seen a blade server? I
> havent - but i hear they are real cool! ;-)
I have heard it's good. But who knows it may actually run
faster on Linux. Just shooting arrows in the dark. ;-)
> 3 things - clients usually sign a SLA,so vendors are bound
> to reply within a stipulated time.
> second, that client is stupid...if printing is so critical,
> he would have alternatives available...
> third..who would u trust..an unknown hacker who doesnt kow
> the printer or a service engineer who knows all about that
The printing was just a reference to RMS. the example was just
a illustration. but what use is a service engineer if he's not
available?? If it's linux, chances are there that some one
might know. If not locally maybe you could get help on some
>> There are lots of them. I myself have installed a
>> backoffice user base of 300 people recently. They are all
>> using it happily and compliment us on the increase in
>> productivity, thanks to GNU/Linux and FS/OSS.
> is it a banking app where every second of downtime costs
I am aware of banks who have moved to linux. If I am right
one of them is located in central suburbs and uses VPN and
tunnelling to connect to it's other other branches.
>> Haven't you read the disclaimers?? And if their service
>> is so prompt why are people starting to prefer linux?? I
>> agree the linux service segment in this country is weak
>> but it is picking up slowly but surely hence BILLY boys
>> visit to India
> WHY THIS FIXATION WITH MS?
> Linux competes with AIX/Solaris/HP-UX in the server market
> more than MS...so quit thinking of MS!!!
Yeah,I agree but you can't just ignore a 600-pound gorilla ;)
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