[CentOS] Re: ISC dhcpd and Vista clients

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 20:43:52 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> on 7-31-2008 12:42 PM MHR spake the following:
>> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Scott Silva
>> <ssilva-m4n3GYAQT2lWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>> Microsofts answer is that Vista is right and the rest of the world is
>>> wrong
>>> (typical), but if you want it to work you have to regedit every affected
>>> machine and change something.
>>> That is unacceptable in a business environment, IMHO.
>> The solution is obvious: either don't get Vista in the first place, or
>> upgrade to XP SP2 (NOT SP3).
>> ;^)
>> mhr
> I'm just testing because we have acquired laptops with Vista. Not my choice,
> but I have to support it or stop collecting paychecks. I guess I'll have to
> choose support it

Stop collecting paychecks is not among the valid options here. My understanding
(from a thread here a few weeks ago?) is that it is 100% legal, under
the Microsoft
licensing of Windows Vista, for a system that comes with Vista to be
changed, to use
MS Windows XP.  Also, I read that Microsoft extended the EOL of Windows XP. We
have 3 Windows XP SP2 boxes and I suspect with Vista on them, they would be
*very* slow. Would your company consider wiping the drives on those laptops and
installing XP SP2 on them? (I think SP3 is buggy?).

Networking began with Unix and now Microsoft is rewriting the rules?

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