Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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Ookaze
Member since:
2005-11-14

Second, MS has extended Windows 2000 support for 8 years. There aren't many other vendors who will support an OS version for that period of time or longer

And there you are caught in a big big lie.
But I'm not surprised, you Windows zealots are making things up all the time.
MS will only give security fixes to Win200 if you pay HIGH prices, and won't fix it AT ALL. The company I work for now detected a big flaw (and there probably others) in the TCP/IP stack of Win2000. The answer of MS is clear : they will NOT fix it, they DON'T fix it anymore, only security fixes will be made available if the problem is critical and youpay high prices.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

No problem! Just download the kernel source, find the defect and fix it! It's much cheaper then a full enterprise-wide upgrade to W2K3!

Oh wait... Never mind.

- Gilboa

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Lies. MS never charges for security fixes.

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NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

MS will only give security fixes to Win200 if you pay HIGH prices, and won't fix it AT ALL.

Nope. Windows 2000 gets extended support until 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&p1=7274&x=13&y=14

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

Non-security fixes cost money.
Security fixes are free.

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Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

Look, I'm talking to you about a real case from 2 weeks ago, NOT PR like you point to me !
The fact is that MS won't fix their IP stack on Win2000, even if you want to pay. They won't even fix other bugs unless they're critical (which means none).
So stop your BS.

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