Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be
Posted by: Anonymous
on December 14, 2007 06:14 AM
Ok I'll bite. First off you explain that licensing is only a small percentage of the cost of the software. The main issue is support right ? then you say initially Linux support costs will rise but after that it's hoped that it will decrease ? So if licensing costs aren't an issue and suse will integrate well. ...why not spend the cash ? I don't understand. You've already experienced the problems of being locked into a solution by Microsoft but your then saying your unwilling to spend any money to get out of this lock in , and instead ..you would rather continue to pay ( because you have support costs hence the reason you said you wanted to switch) money to keep being locked in.
Wha? I don't understand your logic. Surely if anything, you want to get out of being locked into a single vendor as soon as possible. if it's a choice between spending a small amount of money now, or a larger amount of money down the track (continually large support costs) , why would you not bite the bullet and pay what you need to now, so you can get away from the vendor lock in ?