Linked by Anton Klotz on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This article tries to explain why workstations are no longer an appropriate tool for the present working environment, what the alternatives are, and what consequences it has for the development of OSes.
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RE[3]: Well, rubbish I'd say:
by jamesd on Fri 19th Jan 2007 13:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, rubbish I'd say:"
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Have you heard of this thing called Linux?

sure have, but most offices are still running Windows, but feel free to to subtract the $500 software fee, and double the install time unless you have a tech that is really on the ball (and more expensive). And also double price because windows tech are a dime a dozen, Linux/Unix guys tend to make more money. And the tech will still need to make at least 2 trips to the desk a year for hardware and networking problems.

Even with the reduction in costs the $200 computer still costs closer to $500.

with the sun ray techs only need to visit the users desk for setup and total hardware failure since there are no user configurable parts on the sun ray its just set and forget as far as the tech goes and no hard drive or fans to die.

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