____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Tuesday 04 September 2007 23:03 : \____
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Mark Kent
> on Tue, 4 Sep 2007 19:01:47 +0100
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> Britian is a lost case and Gordon Brown helps it. Vista is again rejected
>>> Edinburgh's Microsoft-based overhaul delivers ROI in 14 months
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| The two-year overhaul was carried out by BT using Microsoft?s
>>>| Infrastructure Optimisation Model and is designed to give the council a
>>>| future-proof IT infrastructure, as part of the council?s ?Smart City
>>>| Vision? for service improvement.
>>> And that's what the taxpayers will get (other than waste of money and data
>> Hmm, so they've had a 2-year overhaul, and yet are still running 4 year
>> old software (XP), how does that work?
> Pedant Point: XP SP2 was released on August 25, 2004.
> This makes XP approximately 3 years of age (in a way), and
> a modern XP might be newer than that depending on exactly
> when the release was cut and how many "Patch Tuesdays"
> got into it.
> Not that it matters. XP is still a piece of crap, old
> or new. ;-) It's less crappy than Win95, 98, or Me, but
> that's not saying all that much.
> And of course Linux is more than 16 years old, as the
> original post was dated August 25, 1991. (A mildly
> interesting coincidence.)
Linux distributions and their pertinent packages are updated very regularly.
Owing to modularity, unlike Windows, packagers do not require *years* for
testing (Vista took about 1 years) and then 2-3 years to iron out the bugs in
the final release (RTM -> SP[1-3]).
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "Ping this IP, see if it responds the second time"
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