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Re: [News] Hovsepian: 80% of Customers Move Towards Linux

OK wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:21:05 +0200, Peter KÃhlmann
> <peter.koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>OK wrote:
>>> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:21:15 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>CRN Interview: Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian, The First 100 Days
>>>>,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| CRN: To what extent are you seeing migration from NetWare to Linux?
>>>>| HOVSEPIAN: Eighty percent of customers have moved to OES [Open
>>>>| Enterprise Server] contracts, so the good news is they've given us a
>>>>| first step of migration to OES, which is a Linux dimension.
>>> 80% of the *remaining* 2% customers... 98% of the original Netware
>>> user base having migrated to Windows NT (starting with 3.5) many years
>>> ago.
>>And regretting every day of it
>>I know some Netware customers who got succered by the MS-reps lies
>>In one case a single netware server had to be replaced by 4 ( *four!!* )
>>NT-servers to handle the exact same load. Needless to say, the 4
>>NT-machines were much faster hardware
>>In that case, when the MS-stooges were unable to get some
>>token-performance out of their shitty OS, they could pack all their stuff
>>after the netware server was restarted
> That's the usual fairy tale. 

Poor OK.
It did not look like a fairy tale at all to me, as I actually witnessed that
event myself

> In fact, NT 3.5 was a *hell* of a lot faster then NetWare 3.x at file and
> print serving, million of times more reliable and manageable. 

Yup. Speaking of "fairy tales"
You should stop reading that MS marketing drivel

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