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Re: [LUG] Article from the FT on how to save money


On Wed, 21 Jul 2010, james kilty wrote:

On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 14:18 +0100, Gordon Henderson wrote:
One of my clients - a charity specialising
in recycling furniture and electrical goods with shops in Paignton,
Totnes, Newton Abbot, Bittaford and Tiverton have just dumped their Linux
server I've been maintaining for them for the past 3 years, complete with
off-site backups for a MS SBS 2008 server running Exchange.

If you were maintaining it - how did they make the decision - obviously
they did not consult you. Strange practice.

Yes. Very strange, but there you go. This is the same organasation that runs a database in Access for each shop to do stock control - they wanted a bigger one to cover all shops at the same time and I proposed a web-based one built on OS, so it wouldn't require a central server on one office, but he had some conslutent in from Teignbridge DC who told him he needed MS Servers + Terminal Servers and so on...

I can do without customers like that. He's welcome to his new microsoft world of pain.


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