Larry Qualig wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ 7 ] on Saturday 25 February 2006 00:17 \__
>> >> Yesterday the web-site showed that EBuyer had 330 machines in stock.
>> >> Today that number is 309. So they sold 21 machines in 24 hours. Dell
>> >> will sell 21 machines in less than 5 seconds... 24 hours a day around
>> >> the clock 365 days a year.
>> >> Compared to a giant like Dell a company like E-sys is nowhere to be
>> >> seen. This isn't a comentary on their quality, service or anything
>> >> about the company other than this "LARGE company" (your words not
>> >> mine) is nothing compared to the scale and volume that Dell operates
>> >> at.
>> > As I said, you are an utter fool.
>> > No small or medium company can make and service 330 machines on
>> > one order. Doesn't matter if all the other companies make up
>> > the ocean to compare with, eSys is STILL a LARGE company
>> > because the pie is very large and they are very
>> > happily selling Linux machines.
>> Larry, this has taken the *exact* same route as our conversation
>> elsewhere in this thread. The quantity argument is void. Period. Market
>> is driven by demand. Order 10,000 units from EBuyer and the company will
>> immediately grow. Dell Computers used to be a small company in a Houston
>> dorm too.
> --> The quantity argument is void. Period. Market is driven by demand.
> Order 10,000 units from EBuyer and the company will immediately grow.
> Maybe it would help if you explained why you believe quantity doesn't
> matter. Dell computers sells about 4 computers/second. This means that
> every second of every day there are essentially 4 more people out there
> using Windows that could have been using Linux.
> I just don't see how anyone could say that it doesn't matter if Dell
> endorses Linux or not. EBuyer endorses Linux so who cares about Dell. I
> just don't follow the logic here... could you explain?
> Thanks - LQ
Thats just total rubbish.
Your argument was that 330 machines in stock from just one
order meant that eSys was insignificant compared to Dell.
My point was that that that is total micoshafty type FUD rubbish.
The ocean is big and 330 machines supplied on one order
can only be supplied by a LARGE and hence SIGNIFICANT company
that you can do business with. When you are a medium or large
company, you can create your own tools and order up your own
extensions to motherboards, and if you do well then
you begin to take on more orders. If eSys is also marketing
Linux, and fitting Open Office to their PCs before shipping
to attract customers, then obviously, they are both
a significant company that you can do business with
and I'm sure they will continue to grow as buyers
continue to switch to Linux.
>> Speaking of which, no university buys 10,000 units at one time. It's too
>> risky. This is done in accordance with upgrade cycles of the clusters. It
>> is safer to test the water (get a sample of workstation) at any one
>> point. I'll join 7 in his argument that your observation is utter FUD.