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    Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"

    http://webcast.mediaondemand.com/mic...304/event.html.

    He states that users get screwed if there are multiple versions (he uses the term millions) of windows. He also says Linux doesn't compete with Windows because of the security and R&D put into Windows .... he's a poor, poor baby.

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    Re: Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"

    Jeez, some people spout crap, don't they :

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    Re: Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"

    well i agree with balmer - he has led us all to victory over the horrid visgoth's and those nasty head hunting canibals. and the day he invented cold fusion was very good for the energy indusrty and environment.

    why would you not believe a man like this?

    of course this post has no basis in reality - much like balmer



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    Re: Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"

    OS: OpenBSD 3.0
    Machine: 486 DX2, 16 megs of RAM, 500 MB HDD
    Install medium: Floppy + FTP

    Time to install the whole thing: 14 minutes
    Time to get a SSH server: 0 minute
    Time to get a HTTP server: 1 minute
    Time to get a FTP server: 1 minute

    Price of the OS: 0$
    Price of the license per user for SSH: 0$

    Security: Best on the market
    Reliability: 100%


    Who wants to do Windows 2000? ;D

    Seriously, OpenBSD really rocks. I'm telling you, if it had more ports, it would be a very dangerous contender in the OS field, and Microsoft would say Theo de Raadt is a taliban.

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    Re: Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"


    http://webcast.mediaondemand.com/mic...304/event.html.

    He states that users get screwed if there are multiple versions (he uses the term millions) of windows. He also says Linux doesn't compete with Windows because of the security and R&D put into Windows .... he's a poor, poor baby.
    Well, there is some truth in what he says. Users do get screwed if there are multiple versions of Windows. Of course, they get screwed if there is only one version as well.

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    Well, there is some truth in what he says. *Users do get screwed if there are multiple versions of Windows. *Of course, they get screwed if there is only one version as well.
    Very true! Multiple versions would stop some of the monopolistic aspects (like the break up of Ma Bell) but it still would be a junky OS.

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    "I'd rather listen to [Isaac] Newton than to [Microsoft's] Mundie. He
    may have been dead for almost three hundred years, but despite that
    he stinks up the room less."
    -- Linus Torvalds (regarding MS's rant on open source)

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    Re: Balmer says "Choice? BAAAD!"

    Ashcrow: Do you have other numbers such as how long it takes to set up a small DNS server, firewall, IP natting etc?

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    Ashcrow: Do you have other numbers such as how long it takes to set up a small DNS server, firewall, IP natting etc?
    To have all these up you only need to uncomment several lines in /etc/sysctl.conf. About one minute.

    Writing rules would take some time, though (up to an hour ?).

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    Writing rules would take some time, though (up to an hour ?).
    Depends on whether you're writing them from memory, or just restoring the backup copy of the version that you've been perfecting for years

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