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RE: Fedora and the System Administrator -- there are a lot of variables here ...



-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-admin redhat com]
On Behalf Of David Holden
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 5:30 AM
To: fedora-list redhat com; William Hooper
Subject: Re: Fedora and the System Administrator -- there are a lot of
variables here ...


On Thursday 02 Oct 2003 6:51 pm, William Hooper wrote:
> David Holden said:
> [snip]
>
> >> > As far as I know for version of Microsoft OS's your guaranteed >3
> >>
> >> years
> >>
> >> > use of that OS and security updates are *free*.
> >> > (Yes I know microsoft and security are words that really don't 
> >> > mix :))
> >>
> >> Secondly, Microsoft has the volume to sustain security updates on a

> >> $99-199 product.  Red Hat does not.

Microsoft also has megabucks (or is it gigabucks?) from their other
products and especially servers.
Realize this:  MS removed certain features and abilities from Windows 95
as a "security" measure to protect NT from hackers.  Linux hackers had
unlocked doors.  

Buck





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