Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2005 11:56 UTC, submitted by Dave Guard
GNU, GPL, Open Source 'Dude, I can, like, totally do that way cheaper with Linux and stuff.' These were the words of a bearded geek running Linux on his digital watch. As he proceeded to cut and patch alpha code into the Linux kernel running on the production database system, the manager watched on in admiration. Six months later, long after the young hacker decided to move into a commune in the Santa Cruz hills, something broke. Was it really 'way' cheaper?"
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That's why "next > next > install" works. Almost nothing can get wrong with it.

I wish.

Ever try to install Norton Antivirus on a computer that has Symantec Corporate Antivirus? Just like all norton products you have to completely remove the previous installation. The uninstall has a password that apparently no one knows or can remember (at least this is the case everytime I deal with the situation) and the only way to get rid of it is to delete hundreds of registry keys. Not fun at all, and definitely more difficult than ./configure, make, make install nevermind "next > next > install".

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