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Re:Software savings negligible

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 06, 2004 12:22 AM

The software savings are negligible because, as Auger points out, it's almost impossible to buy a new PC without getting Windows on it.

I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but the Dell PowerEdge 400SC with no OS seems like a logical choice. They're 2.4GHz Celerons for between $300-400 (depending on the current discount Dell is offering). No OS. Just throw Linux on it and you're done.

Ummm, if you re-read the article, the point that they're making is that if they had been required to stick with Windows, every new PC they bought would've come with it standard - but since they don't have to buy "replacements", they can spend that money on "additions" - which they could most certainly use the Poweredge systems for.

In otherwords, the money that would've been spent to replace older machines can now be used to add more machines to the collection as a whole.


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