Why pay for pain?
In a recent newsgroup post
(link dead, sorry)
, Brian White opined (with regard to Open Server 6):
It's been long run, and good the whole time,
and I hate to have to start living in the chaos
with everyone else, but if I do have to suffer
unexpected and unexplained problems and breaks
with backwards compatibility, and systems that
have changed recently so that I no longer have
very in depth knowledge of them, well then I
might as well at least not pay thousands of
dollars per box for the privilege.
Exactly. As I have said before, no matter how good OSR6 is, it's
far too late. This is the OS SCO needed to introduce in 1997 or even
earlier, when they still had customers and resellers hanging in there.
Most of the horses are long gone from the barn, and the only ones left
are the ones that prefer the dependability of a steady diet to
foraging elsewhere. But now SCO's going to change the feed mix, and
rather drastically. Across the river is all kinds of free food, albeit
each with its own set of problems, but hey - FREE. Who wants to
pay for pain? That is, if your are going to have pain no matter
what, it sure as hell seems stupid to pay for it.
And that's Brian's point. Read the rest, it's worth the click.
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