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[OT] People using Win98 ?!?!?!

From: matthew ford <matthew.ford_at_forward.com.au>
Date: 2005-01-24 02:59:01 CET

 Hi Peter,
I don't think even Linux recommends a GUI interface on this level of machine
and my internet connection software is
windows based (provided from the ISP with the modem)
Also I trust my backup/restore from this server having had to test it a
number of times :-(
It would take a lot of effort to get Linux installed and the back up/
restore working to the save level of certainity.
Not to mention getting the Linux machine taking to the other Windows
machines on the network.
(I know you will say this is easy and well supported but still takes time I
don't have to spare for no income)

Also Microsoft is still providing free security updates for Win98. Redhat
is charging for theirs. Not sure about other versions.

To be honest, although I am interest in Linux, if I was forced to upgrade I
would probably just buy a new box with Windows on it as
the most time effective option.

This is not going to happen soon as I have another 200Mhz machine exactly
the same which can used for hot spares
(both have onboard SCSI for the tape drive)

matthew
>G'day Matthew,

>Have you considered Linux?

><tongue in cheek>
>If you pick one of the free distros I'll fund it for you, and I'll
>even throw in the same level of support Microsoft gives you for
>Windows 98 (ie. none!). ;-)
></tongue in cheek>

>Cheers,
>Peter----- Original Message -----
From: "matthew ford" <matthew.ford@forward.com.au>
To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 11:41 AM
Subject: [OT] People using Win98 ?!?!?!

> I use Win98 because I have a 200MHZ machine with limited memory.
> I works well as a server/tape backup/internet connection.
>
> What are you suggesting as an alternative and are you prepared to fund it?
>
> matthew

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