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  • Does Microsoft Charge too Much for it's Software?

    Hi All,

    I run a Service & Support company, which deals mostly with the SME market place.

    When speaking with customers and they want Office 2003 and you tell them it's going to cost £320 the response is, "how much!"

    So when your talking £320 x 5 or £320 x 10 that's alot of cash for a small company to swallow.

    You would think that Volume Liecensing would be the answer, it's not for this number of PC's it works out more expensive!

    Now, this is what is odd. Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is great value for money! £800 for Windows Server 2003, ISA Server 2004 and Exchange 2003 with 5 CAL's!

    So why can't it be done with other software, as they have gained that market?

    One of the highest cost's on a new basic office PC today (not high spec!) is the OS so why not sell it for £49.99? instead of £89.99 (oem).

    I agree it cost's money to develop software, but with office isn't 80-90% of the product done? Do they have to charge as if they were writing it from the start each time.

    Don't get me wrong, I like MS and the software the produce, I want to sell more of it, but when your trying to sell a £320 to someone who can "get it of there friend" for £2, what do you do? Shop them and loose the customer and put myself out of business?

    I do encourgae legal software usage, but it's hard at these prices.

    What do you think?

  • And the WMF patch is out ;)

    Sabot wrote:
    Manip wrote: Woot! I was two days away from switching to RedHat Linux... Because Linux has never been exploited and patches are released every few years not every few weeks like these crazy Microsoft jockeys like to...


    Manip ... read this ...

    http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB2005.html




    Intresting isn't it? Peoples Perception.

    I don't use Linux, I have installed various distro's but I just don't like it, I think it has a place thou, in devices like routers.

  • a usb key with a size meter ....

    Big Smile Very Cool....

  • Late Christmas Present

    Hi All,

    Received a late Christmas Present today......my channel9 guy! No camera with me at the moment, I'll take a pic later and post.

    I sent my postcard a couple of months back, so it takes a little while to come, but hey he's here!

    Thanks C9 Team Smiley

  • Windows Vista ships on Flash ​Memory,​Reboot System!

    blowdart wrote:
    Kryptos wrote:

    Hi all,

    I have done this using windows XP embedded, it's very usefully for very specific tasks, what I used it for was a PC which needed to slient when booted and connected to a terminal server once booted. XP embedded was Ideal for this.



    Out of interest how does it cope with swap space, or is it off by default?


    Hi Blowdart,

    Thats correct the swap file is off by default.

    Wink

  • Windows Vista ships on Flash ​Memory,​Reboot System!

    Hi all,

    I have done this using windows XP embedded, it's very usefully for very specific tasks, what I used it for was a PC which needed to slient when booted and connected to a terminal server once booted. XP embedded was Ideal for this.

    Boot up was quick on flash and the image was around 200mb, which support sound, video, wifi, network and usb.

    Big Smile

  • Why CTRL-ALT-DEL to login?

    Big Smile Thanks All!

    Just been readding Larry's blog, instresting stuff....

     

  • External Hard Drive

    Some times PnP assignes the drive a letter which is in used by a network drive mapping, so you need to go into disk managment and change the drive letter assignment to one that's not in use, Windows normally remembers the assignment... hth Big Smile

  • Why CTRL-ALT-DEL to login?

    Someone asked me today why they needed to press ctrl-alt-del to login and I couldn't give an answer, does any one know the thinking behind this?

  • Can Microsoft still call it Visual ​"​Basic"?

    I don't think it should be called BASIC any longer. I believe part of the bickering over c# and VB is that VB has the word BASIC in it, which makes other people, who choose to use other languages to think of VB as inferior in some way, as with any language there advantages and disadvantages to all.

    I think a better name would be V+ Big Smile