__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 15:11 \__
> On 2006-05-21, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> On Sun, 21 May 2006 10:50:28 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Intersting nugget of information from alt.www.webmaster:
>>> __/ [ Gordon Hudson ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 10:21 \__
>>>> Microsft pays hosts to move to Windows.
>>>> Usually its very cheap or free licensing for a period plus paying part
>>>> or all of their advertising budget, allowing them to make virtually 100%
>>>> profit for several years.
>>>> I have even heard of them paying the hardware bill for one host.
>> So now unverifiable hearsay from newsgroups is "newsworthy"?
> You always expect us to take unverifiable (and outright provably wrong)
> meterial from you constantly. And you even run away when asked to
> provide simple links to back your "facts" much of the time.
Gordon went further and replied to me with the following:
___/ [ Gordon Hudson ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 14:07 \__
> If they offered me the sort of deal they have offered other hosts it would
> be very difficult to resist simply because of the potential amount of money
> The only thing that would hold me back from doing it is my previous
> experience with Windows in a shared hosting environment, which was not,
> good, reliable or scaleable.
> The main problem was getting the different bits of software to talk to each
> Because they were closed source you couldn't do it very easily.
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