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Re: [edlug] Nice to see some independent hard data!?

On Wednesday 08 January 2003  6:37 pm, Calum Nine wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Catriona & Anand <trianand@xxx.xxx.xxx>
> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 12:26:24 +0000
> To: edlug@xxx.xxx.xxx
> Subject: Re: [edlug] Nice to see some independent hard data!?
> > Agreed. But many IT people _do_ read and sometimes believe this stuff.
> > The link was sent to me by a relative who is pretty high up in a large UK
> > IT firm which is, in his words, "an all Microsoft house".
> >
> > Anand0
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> That's a true shame. i honestly think those IT staff who believe what they
> read unquestioningly should make way for those people who think. there are
> enough thinking adults out there who need the jobs and have the skills.
> Calum.................

Unfortunately, the priorities of many IT professionals are determined by 
commercial reasoning (often the reasoning of non-IT people) rather than the 
obvious considerations of quality, stability, or even real cost. Also, once 
people are trained in one system, it may not be of obvious commercial benefit 
to switch to a different OS or application set.

My relative _is_ a thinking person with a background in Unix, though not 
Linux. However, one person cannot simply change policy for the whole 

As an individual in charge of my own computer use for work and domestic 
purposes I have the luxury of using almost exclusively Free software. But for 
most people who use computers, that luxury is not available.

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