Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jul 24 19:59:24 UTC 2020

On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:44:57 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote:
> > On 24 July 2020, at 11:09, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> > 
> > So instead of a great low cost, mature and very well supported/understood
> > config they recommended a multi-thousand dollar solution that does not even
> > solve the primary issues of DB backups!!!
> I used to work for a large, international company that had a contract
> which included the delivery of 100 PCs to Hawaii.  When the computers
> arrived, 98 of them were non-functional.  The solution - send a VP to
> Hawaii to explain that is to be expected and "normal" and it was not
> out problem to fix them...

The core problem is that those who decide about what software
(or hardware) to buy or to license are not the ones who will
be _using_ it, and their prosition within the company makes
them invulnerable to any negative outcome of their decisions.
Somewhere down the "trading chain", there is a final consumer
who will then be forced pay the bill, one way or another.
"It's not my department!" says Wernher von Braun. And today:
"Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM!", or just like that...

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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