Re: Enterprise Grade Software
> Then again, there's some software that
> guarantees that it will function exactly
> as its documented. In the case of a
> particular enterprise object-database,
> if an API didn't function as documented
> (ie, had a bug) you would have cause to
> demand action to be taken.
> If you're buying a $49 piece of
> consumer software, you're not going to
> get much guarantees. $10,000 for
> something, with 20% maintenance, and
> you'll see warrantees, etc.
I don't agree brake pads for my car cost less than 49 dollars and I expect them to work no ifs ands or buts. I'm not saying software will ever be free of bugs but if the product says it will do something or work on a particular system and it doesn't why shouldn't I have the right to at least return it and buy something else. MS office is not cheap if I went out and paid 400 for a full version shouldn't I at least expect that the product will allow me to write a letter without crashing.
Re: Linux FAQ or Self-promo??
I have hosted this FAQ on my companies web site and I wont deny it does help bring people in, but the truth is I have had the FAQ longer than the company. Is there anything about the FAQ that you don't like I'm always looking for suggestions for improvement. Any feedback both positive and negative is welcome.