* Posts by Michael

3 posts • joined 19 Mar 2009

Laptop Hunters snare Microsoft on Linux

Michael

Licensing

Yes you can buy a Windows PC cheaper, and yes the current Mac prices are getting a bit rich to stomach. however in a business environment try price matching taking into account Licensing. Price up all your different Server and CAL licenses on Windows for a medium size business providing the usual Computer Services, then look at the straight Unlimited license that comes with an Apple Server. I have done repeated comparisons over the years as part of my job and Apple still comes out on top on TCO over a lifecycle.

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Apple plays catchup with Nehalem EP-powered Xserves

Michael

@Scott

I second that, we run an all apple infrastructure and it takes a lot less man-hours than any of my friends running similar sized windows shops.

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Apple unit sales fall sharply

Michael
Unhappy

I agree pricing

We are a reasonable size Mac infrastructure and I agree there pricing has been moving towards the ridiculous over the last 6 month or so, they are in danger of pricing themselves out of retail and business if they keep it up.

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