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found yet another rather good article about tco reduction when choosing linux at //ibm. yes, i am in making bizz cases for switching ;-)
the //transcript is good too: "Res publica non dominetur"
via /. but real funny; howto //steal some mainframes with confidential information on it.
if //this is true, every IT manager for a plant should get a linux distro or a bullit, either way bite it! cause if the black out was really due to a bad product and a bad sysop, redmond is in *real* trouble, SOBIG.f trouble it will MSBLAST them right out of the business... (wishfull thinking)
why o why.. why didnt i do this before. i installed //cygwin on my windows desktop, added some libs and have the power of linux on my work pc (yes, it is dual boot but i *need* m$ for my work, dont ask..). that was one step towards CLI power. than I read //using remote apps from cygwin and started using X from my small pentium 199 webserver/dns/firewall/databaseserver/dhcp server/etc..
now i can use //the best draw prog from my linux box on my wifi powered laptop, having a good load on both systems! why didnt i do this before, now i can use my X stuff from my laptop as well. xbill! all legal, all GPLicenced software (except my laptop OS ) without too much trouble.
my employer has got a difficult relationship with ibm. we meet them in every single rfp we answer, yet we are a big customer and preffered reseller. i think imb sais it best when saying:
IBM has a complex relation with PinkRoccade. For example,the two companies also work together with the PinkRoccade marketing units. They collaborate to interest specific professions in the infrastructure that