What do you think about license policy? The CAL I mean.
This week I went to a client. They are a software house and have around 40 workstations and 2 servers. They were using Linux since 3 years ago and were having many problems. As a matter of fact Linux rules my state. Around 70% out of the businesses use it.
So I went there and offered a solution using SBS Premium through Action Pack (which comes with 10 CALs) plus 30 aditional CALs.
The Action Pack would cost him $ 820, plus $ 5400 on CALs and $ 400 (monthly) for support. He chose to keep the Linux as he pays $ 500 (monthly) for support and no CALs cost.
The most out of business here who opt to use Linux, do this because of CALs cost. How bigger could the windows market share be if we could simplify and make CALs cost cheapper and easier??
When I user buys a Windows XP Pro he/she is paying more to have the business features, so why do he/she need to pay even more to connect it to the server? Shouldnt it be paid yet?
I understand that CAL make a lot of revenue, but wouldnt the Linux share overcome that?
A friend from Brazil (Dennes Torres – http://thespoke.net/blogs/dennes/archive/2006/08/08/966280.aspx#comments) have posted a link to a web hosting company offering free web hosting with ASP.NET 2.0. It worth a look…
Of course, as its free we cant be sure about its quality and reliability, but it sounds great for testing. I didnt test it yet, but it might be great!
- hosting space: 3GB
- transfer: 50 GB
- databases limit: none
- e-mails limit: none
You need to have a domain in order to use it, but if you havent yet they can register it for you also, for a fee, of course :D.
They dont put advertising on your site, which is great.
Take a look at: http://www.freewebdot.com/
Many of you must have seen a photo on the web where a notebook battery actually explode and might had given it a though like, how are the odds to my battery to explode?
Well, CNET people did the same, so take a look at this video to learn more:
And dont forget to check often at: http://www.spsc.gov for recall info.
I do run a users group down here in Brazil (MUG-RS), as many of you do on your towns, and we conduct anual elections for the groups board of directors (today I am the president). Our elections will go on august and sudenly, in the last 4 days we got already 50 new members, all out of them coming from the domains fromru.com or pochta.com, both from Russia.
As only users with 10 or more posts can vote, they wont interfere on our elections anyway, but it sounded very strange for me. Did this happen to any of your UGs?
Its amazing the amount of small churches that are created down here, and the most interesting are their proposals.
People without no religious background are joinning them and becoming “priests” from the night to the day. Their interest is the invoicing of the church.
They have quotas of invoicing, as companies and need to prove them for its bishops, contrary case “lose” the parish for another “priest”.
One out of them had contracted me to configure a server of one of these parishes. One small parish, that invoices more than many small companies.
To each meeting (“cult”) they get around $ 5,000.00 from its attendees and they have a cult each hour. The priest makes $ 12,000.00 per month and the remaining portion goes for the bishop. This business generates more money than many companies full of employees…
In many out of them the people is being deceived all the time and the authorities do nothing to make it even though for those “priests”, specially because its hard to proof if its a real religion or just a fake one.
The only thing that we can affirm is that each day a new religion appears and that they are giving MUCH money for their bishops…
Does it happens the same in your cities?