Kristian Erik Hermansen on 12 Feb 2008 19:43:43 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] The Computer Biz

On Feb 12, 2008 7:31 PM, Brian Vagnoni <> wrote:
> Demo or NFR(note for resale) units usually 40% - 100% off (mmm my favorite).
> Manufacturer kick backs, Intel gives you free cpus and motherboards as well
> as other equipment based on sales for example.

This one is cool...

> You can get a Microsoft Action Pack subscription for like $295/year which
> has most of their relevant products Office - Server - Exchange (it's worth
> it just for that).

This one sucks :-)  I will sell you a pile of sh1t for $295 if you
really want!  Give me a call.  I'm an authorized p00p resell3r.  In
all seriousness though, I used to think that because something cost a
lot of money, it was "good".  I had MSDN Developer subscription and
had this feeling of "oh, I got everything I need right here, yeah!
Awesome!".  Once I found out that M$ products are actually inferior, I
wouldn't even take them if you gave them to me for free.  Thus, the
price tag is meaningless.

It used to be that I could not sit down on a Linux box without being
frustrated, many year ago.  Now the inverse is true.  "What, I have to
reboot 6 times just to get all the Microsoft updates?"    "What, I
have to enter serial numbers now and activate every peice of
software??"  "What, I can only uninstall one application at a time???"
 "What if that installer is broken, or takes about 30 minutes to
uninstall, do I have to sit until that package is removed and then
click "uninstall" on the next app too????"

As you can see, M$ is inferior...
Kristian Erik Hermansen
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