Re: Come on wintards get rebooting your servers!
I know I really shouldn't feed the troll, but here goes...
Eadon, here in the real world where people who don't still live with their mum like you have pay mortgages and feed their kids, most businesses we deal with run Windows based applications. This is a fact of life. Even if we wanted to use a different OS, we can't as in many cases there is no alternative application. Many of these apps use obscure data formats and the companies which wrote them have long since gone bust. Migrating to something else is either not possible or very difficult and the client isn't willing to pay to try, since what they have still works. Don't even start about trying to run them under WINE or any other such nonsense as in many cases even just getting some of these truly shitty applications to run properly on a more modern version of windows or a terminal server takes a lot of work.
Also, many of the SMEs I work with have staff who are comfortable with what they know. I have tried to give Linux based machines to end users with little success. My most recent attempt was with the latest version of Mint. The end result was a user literally in tears as she couldn't do anything. Most of these people are not "alpha geeks", they are simply end users who want a tool that lets them do their job and go home to their family. In many cases, that tool is their Windows based applications.
That was the long version. Short version, please just fuck off.