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Windows screwup forces Ubuntu shift

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YOU NEVER QUITE wrap your head around how anti-consumer Microsoft's policies are until they bite you in the bum. Add in the customer antagonistic policies of its patsies, HP in this case, and vendors like Promise, and you have quite a recipe for pain. Guess what I did today?

It started out quite simply, a client needed to set up a small branch office, something I do almost every week. That was the easy part.

Out came the anemic 40GB drive from one HP, and in when the Promise controller and two WD 200GB SATA drives. This is where the pain began. Microsoft has a policy where the vendors can't ship you a Windows CD so instead they have to send you a series of restore CDs.

The machine was put in place Saturday running Ubuntu. Luckily, he is a smart man, and from this point on, Linux will be the OS of choice on all his servers.

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