[Nottingham] Is the MS Tide is turning? - [Infopoint]more Interest gathering - a change

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Thu Jul 12 10:32:45 BST 2007

On 12 Jul 2007, at 10:29, Alex Walker wrote:

> 1 - my printer/copier/scanner doesn't work under Linux - apparently it
> would make a better door wedge than a Linux printer

[... snip a long list of reasons why vendor lock in is bad...]

> I dunno, looking at this debate does make me consider trying it  
> again on a
> long term basis, but point 1 is the sticking point - I'd have to  
> shell out
> about £100 to sort just that and I just spent £60 on cartridges for  
> the
> printer!

Thats why people who are involved with purchasing spend extra time  
making sure they're not locked in to a vendor-friendly path ;-)

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