Archive | September 9, 2003

What nonsense!

Forrester: Linux development can be more costly than using Microsoft software.
“The Microsoft-commissioned study estimated the cost of building custom
J2EE and .Net applications within large and medium-size organizations.”

“The price gap was primarily the result of the
difference between the prices of the BEA and Oracle software and those
of Visual Studio .Net and SQL Server.”

 What nonsense. So, it is possible to spend more money on
expensive software and end up with a more expensive solution. Duh. And
what if they used Apache, JBOSS and PostGreSQL?
[Computerworld News]

Help us, Obi Wan, you’re our only hope…

Don’t Expect a System to Behave Uniformly.
“Q. My Windows Me operating system rarely shuts down properly, and it
freezes and crashes about once a week. I have heard that this problem
is common with Me; should I upgrade to a different system?” By J. D.

It strikes me as sad that the New York Times computer advice column can’t offer hope that a solution is available.

“Upgrading your computer to Windows XP might be one way to solve some of
your computer’s problems if you have the time, money, patience and
hardware to handle the task”

On the other hand, it might not.
 [New York Times: Technology]

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