A rant on Dell and linux/ubuntu

Matthieu Bertin bertinm at esiee.fr
Mon Jun 1 16:49:49 CDT 2009


hum sorry for sending an unfinished email :/
I'd love to hear the names of the companies, just to make sure i'll never
ever work for them when i'll get my diploma.

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Matthieu Bertin <bertinm at esiee.fr> wrote:

> i'd looove to hea
>
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Matthew Geier <matthew at acfr.usyd.edu.au>wrote:
>
>>  On 01/06/09 18:30, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>
>>
>>   At my work, we are not allowed to order machines with no windows
>> license even if we have no intention of using it. The leasing company
>> has stipulated that all machines MUST have a windows license sticker on
>> them so they can see them end of lease with an OS on them. (And we have
>> a lot of desktop Linux users, Unix labs, etc)
>>
>>
>>  And that is what I call not acceptable - why should you be forced  by
>> anyone to buy a product you do not intend to use?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  One of the departments even banned it's Unix admins from running Linux
>> desktops. They were 'directed' that they must do all 'business' using the
>> standard OS/tools.
>>  The windows centric central IT management looked at the Unix using
>> departments and basically said 'wierdos, why can't you use the SOE like
>> normal people'.  So saying 'why buy something we are not going to use' got
>> no sympathy what so ever.
>>
>>  Site licensing deals also hide the costs of MSOffice, so not using it
>> gets even more comments - why use OO when MSOffice is 'free'. ?
>>
>>  And our central IT was a big Unix site - in 4 years of changed management
>> they have managed to pretty well destroy the Unix/OSS core and replace it
>> with....
>>
>>
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