[oclug]Xandros: [email@example.com: Re: iso]
rod at giffinscientific.com
Wed Oct 23 17:03:19 EDT 2002
On Wednesday 23 October 2002 16:03, Shad Young wrote:
> Folks, why in gods name would I buy Xandros to run MS applications when I
> can run them all on a very stable and cheap Win98?
Because you cannot run enterprise class client/server applications on Windows
98. Xandros is not trying to get a piece of the home desktop, and the
conditions and requirements of the corporate desktop are vastly different.
> Xandros, Xandros, Xandors... why do you have to be so canadian and cling to
> archaic ideas? The world wants an alternative, not an emulator.
Too simple Shad. The corporate desktop does not consist of standalone office
productivity software. The ability to continue to run legacy applications is
requirement of any rollout of any OS on the corporate desktop.
Most of these applications are not the out of the box variety, but custom
built applications that cost millions of dollars to produce and maintain.
Forcing the corporate market to re-write all of their legacy client/server
apps in order to accomodate a change to a Linux platform is a good business
reason not to switch to a Linux platform.
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