[nycbug-talk] BSD comparisons to Solaris (slashed)

Marc Spitzer mspitze1
Tue Sep 28 23:55:13 EDT 2004

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 03:31:43 -0400
Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote:

> Hi All, <cough> Marc read this </cough>

much good stuff sniped.   

Here is one thing that was not mentioned: *SUPPORT*

BSD's do not have the support channel that sun has.

If I put in a call at 8pm on Christmas eve I will have someone on site
before midnight and they will have someone get on a plane and deliver
part ASAP.  The trick is that you pay a lot of money for this, but you 
get it.

Another place is quality of the system as a whole.  The thing is that
expects to have a maintenance contract on the box for 5-7 years and
accordingly.  They never want to make a service call while collecting
fees, so it is cheaper to build very solid boxes.  PC's are junk after 3
and are build accordingly and support is priced accordingly also.


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