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Linux + Hyper-V = VDI? Part 1   2 comments

I’m a strong proponent of free things, up until where it’s actually not free. As car analogies are the bread and butter of any IT-related argument I’ll use one as well.

Maybe your uncle Brad gives you an old Chevy Suburban from 1988. Free of charge – it’s your to keep and cherish! Maybe you live in a state or country where insurance isn’t all that important and the DMV couldn’t give a crap if your car is secure as long as it runs and passes some sort of emissions test.

So, a free car – excellent!


An old Chevy Suburban has a very thirsty engine that requires a lot of gas to keep satisfied. An old Chevy Suburban breaks down a lot – at least one that your Uncle Brad can give away for free. Sure, the parts are cheap but it takes a lot of time to fix it, and, if you can’t tinker with it yourself, a lot of money as well.

So, is that car really free?

No bonus points if you already figured out that the car is an analogue for an operating system.

Where am I going with all of this then? I’m glad you asked.

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Posted 10 May, 2011 by martinnr5 in What if...

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