Why bother?

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Sun Apr 22 03:20:19 GMT 2001


I am seeking to re-affirm the faith?

Why bother, why not give into the borg and use M$ products?

What is it that keeps you using Samba, or indeed any other open source
software like Linux, FreeBSD, GIMP, etc.

Are there any rational economic arguments for doing so?

Isn't it easier to use M$ products because so many school levers are
familiar with the products now that M$ have managed to weasel their
curriculum into so many school and college boards ...?

Isn't maintenance so much easier since so many people know how to use their

Aren't we just refusing to acknowledge that M$ have won? Shouldn't we just
pay the M$ tax and get on with our lives?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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