[TriLUG] Microsoft to support Linux
lugmail at cheetah.dynip.com
Thu Apr 21 20:45:59 EDT 2005
Really? I'll admit that "non-transferrable" is just the impression that I
got, and I could well be wrong. But transferrable or not, the fact remains
that you have to pay for the server software, and then potentially two more
licenses to use it to its full potential.
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Behalf Of David McDowell
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 6:22 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Microsoft to support Linux
I'm in no way trying to rant... so please know this is light and curious.
I'm curious what you mean by non transferrable?? I can take any
server I have, take it out of commission, replace with a completely
new server and use the same license. That is transferrable. If you
mean XP Home and "14 days to activate" yes, that's transferrable, but
not without some hassles, re-activation, and maybe even having to call
Microsoft customer care. Anyway, I'm just upset that I'm stuck with
Exchange so I'm stuck with Microsoft and ADS anyway.
On 4/21/05, Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
> I liked the part where they mention lowering TCO.
> This coming from the folks that charge you for the server software.
> Then charge you for a non-transferrable license for each computer you
> want to connect to it at all. Then charge you for a non-transferrable
> license for each computer you want to connect to it to use Terminal
> And yes, I realize this is a common pricing model. Somewhere along the
> line, someone realized they could sucker people into paying for a
> product, and then paying more to actually use it (in intangibles...we're
> not talking about the razor/blade model here; nothing is being consumed).
> ~B, who is trying his best not to get onto a big rant...
> Matt Frye wrote:
> > http://www.techworld.com/networking/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3529
> > I can just hear Dvorak's keyboard now.
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