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Comment Re:That he may be (Score 1) 543

But a good idea is a good idea.

I don't mind good ideas, but this isn't one. The problem is an engineering shortage in the U.S. There are currently way more good ideas than there are engineers to implement them. H1Bs at least keep the job in the U.S. with the option of filling it with an American if we can ever get a decent number recruited into STEM and properly trained.

If you forcibly reduce the ability to use H1Bs then companies will either become less competitive and/or go out of business or they hire offshore consulting firms to do the work. Either way, the job is gone.

Comment Doubt that you'd save much $$ (Score 1) 606

You might save some money but if you factor in the cost of a Windows 7 Professional license then the small (and I mean small) savings doesn't offset the amount of time you spent spec'ing, purchasing, stocking, and building your workstations. This is because Redmond won't give you the same deal they give Michael Dell.

Comment Doubt you'd save much $$ (Score 1) 1

You would save some money but if you factor in the cost of a Windows 7 Pro license then I doubt that the small savings would offset the amount of time you spent spec'ing, purchasing, stocking parts and building your workstations. This is because you pay Redmond a lot more than Michael Dell pays.

Comment Well, duh. (Score 1) 931

A direct "upgrade" from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires the user to backup their data, reload the OS and reinstall all of their apps. I can understand why a typical XP user wouldn't find the process at all appealing. It was and still is a mistake for Microsoft to not provide a one-step upgrade path from XP to W7 that maintains the user environment. Since it's not impossible but requires a costly two-step upgrade from XP->Vista->W7, Microsoft could have offered a one-step XP->W7 process but apparently chose not to.

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