Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2005 14:08 UTC
Novell and Ximian The high costs of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will be the catalyst that encourages more companies to seriously consider moving to desktop Linux, according to open source and networking company Novell on Monday.
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RE[2]: ..or not
by Finalzone on Mon 12th Sep 2005 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: ..or not"
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Also the money is no problem, since most users get Windows for free, that's a fact...I bet even my granma could find and download Windows in a matter of minutes.

Now you are lying. Unless you talk about pirate copy, Windows OS cannot be downloaded, you will need to buy it. Windows also has hidden costs: it does not include any office suite, image editor, firewall (you need to get WinXP services Pack2 CD if you are from Win9x/Win2000 background) on which viruses inflitrate after you finished to install XP, antivirus. Spywares/malwares are the major problem on Windows so you will need to get application like Adwares from Lavasoft. Rsult, your grandma will toss her computer when she does these stuffs.

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