Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:56 UTC, submitted by Robert
Novell and Ximian Novell might have signed a patent and interoperability deal with Microsoft Corp but it is not about to give up competing with the software giant and last week released a study that suggests its Linux desktop product is better value than Windows Vista. The company's competitive guide compares SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop with Windows Vista and claims that the Linux product provides 90% of Vista's functionality and 10% of the price.
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Linux is free if your Time is Worthless
by rakamaka on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 17:19 UTC
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My troll - feel free to mod down
I will just ask one question of self introspection to those trying to support linux as free alternative.

Multiply your hours spent on tweaking linux system, and solving intricate config files for working camera, printer, scanner etc etc. consider average base rate of 1hr = $10. What is your real cost?

Consider your time spent, on that Novell or Ubuntu box in your basement, in isolation, away from wife, kids, other little pleasures because you want to get that damn scanner or wifi card configured for your new shiny kernel 2.xx or KDE 4.xx. You will realize when your wife leaves you seeing that you have married to that linux box.

Consider cost of getting free windows programs(which is myth in linux community, how can be a windows program is free) examples firefox, OO, avast antivirus,, comodo firewall, adware, spybot, spywareblaster, GIMP, picasa, and thousands other to secure your windows machine and you will never have to look for paid program. Windows is costly-is the FUD by linux zealots.
This is link to get BEST FREEWARE UTILITIES for windoes machine.
and on top of that ALL YOUR HARDWARE, PERIPHERALS WORKS and INSTALLS in less that 10 minutes on windows machine.....

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