Christian Baer christian.baer at
Sat Mar 3 13:02:18 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Mar 2007 13:50:44 -0700 Steve Franks wrote:

> Excellent!  Never had that one answered.  I've gone down the typical
> road of being an MS booster ("It doesn't take 10 hours to set up and
> configure") to experiencing glee when I find yet another way FBSD
> kicks the crap out of MS.  Why?  Because I've grown up, and learned
> that 2 hours time spent *reading* and configuring is way better than 2
> days time spent when the system crashes in the middle of the workweek
> - bottom line, BSD is cheaper before, during, and after installation.
> Probably by a factor of 10 for me over the last 10 years.  As I write
> this, I'm on a MS laptop that has degraded to the point where any disk
> acess takes 10 seconds before the display updates (but not from the
> shell - so not a defrag issue, just a screwed registry or something).
> I used to reinstall my entire MS server every 6 months, on average...

Hence the three Rs of MS support.


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