Re: Re (2): lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")
On Tue, 25 May 2010 12:03:17 -0400 (EDT), Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> Stephen Powell wrote:
>> You're missing the point. The main selling point to management
>> is that Linux is free.
> No software is entirely without cost. Free Software is no exception. There
> are usually no up-front licening fees, sure. However, volunteers work on
> whatever they like, and if no one volunteers to maintain and support your
> software you may have to pay for that.
> Even with volunteers providing maintenance and support, your specific
> requirements may differ from their goals and that will require effort to
> Also, volunteers are rarely concerned with "market share", losing your
> management as users is not necessarily a concern to them. If it is a concern
> for you, you may have to put forward some additional effort to address your
> management's issues.
All excellent points, Boyd. Fortunately in this case, extlinux appears
to be a viable solution. I'll soon know. The guy I need to see about
setting a test server to test the backup and restore scenario
has been off work with a sick child for the past couple of days, but when
he gets back I'll try to prove that it is 100% compatible with our
.''`. Stephen Powell
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