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    Talking God Bless microsoft and most isp's out there

    Microsoft is great, without them I would be working on minimum wage or doing pysical work. Also the likes of the orange box and bt homehub have been a great money spinner, I've seen so many that have needed a full factory reset on day 1( not so easy as 123 on day one as they tell their customers ). I even had 1 lady who thought the usb wifi adaptor plugged into the usb socket on her router lol. People hate spending hours on the phone waiting to talk to customer support so they call in people like me. I should have started working for myself years ago!

    Any one else getting this sort of work? Would love to hear from you, exchange tales of the work ect.
    Don't discount Windows, I would be a poor man without it ;)

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    Ya I do the same kind of work.Funny about the wifi.

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    yeah we all blame microsoft when at the same time we would not have jobs if it wasn't for windows
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    While my business model used to be break-fix, like you guys describe, I've shifted away from that. Other models are more lucrative in the long run.

    Rather than point fingers, I became a Microsoft Partner. Do that, and you might make some real cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    While my business model used to be break-fix, like you guys describe, I've shifted away from that. Other models are more lucrative in the long run.

    Rather than point fingers, I became a Microsoft Partner. Do that, and you might make some real cash.
    I agree with this. Plus you need to be really careful about the negative attitude towards Microsoft and Windows in front of clients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    While my business model used to be break-fix, like you guys describe, I've shifted away from that. Other models are more lucrative in the long run.

    Rather than point fingers, I became a Microsoft Partner. Do that, and you might make some real cash.
    Well thatís good for you, Iím only pointing my finger at Microsoft and a number of ISP's because I donít get any call outs from people using anything else. I live in a sea side town that has little industry other than tourism and boat building there's not a lot of opportunity to for much else in I.T. here.

    Plus with only having C&G qualifications this is about as far as I can go for now. Also I'm quite happy as I am for now. Job satisfaction is key for me and I enjoy what I do. I know thereís more money to be made in programming, web design server maintenance ect but all that ( especially programming ) bores me to tears. Yeah meeting different people every day traveling about the area and working the hours I want to work, cant get any better than that for now. I'm earning alot more than any one else I know personally at the moment.

    I guess I titled this thread incorrectly to start with I was just interested to see if any one else here was doing similar work. But really god bless it!
    Don't discount Windows, I would be a poor man without it ;)

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    May I ask how you got yourself started? How and where do you advertise to get this sort of and other work?

    Any advice would be great, as I am thinking about going solo in the future.

    Thanks

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    Microsoft is great, without them I would be working on minimum wage or doing pysical work
    It's a liitle bit of selfish way to look at things like that.

    For example, if this world wasn't build on monopolic gigant money thearsty, ghost companies. You would not be woried about your incomings so much.
    OK, we wont be even tallking about things like this. But.
    You wouldn't have to eat a shitty plastic food made in a chemical factories, because you have to buy supplays in only chain-store in town ,the big supermarket place with retarded name, whose owner is brother of so called democratic politicant ,whose parneter in his "nobbel" buisiness is a director of 3 of 4 TV stations. And so on...
    Mediocracy it is.

    I don't buy that story, that we can't live without them. Just because we are living with them right now.

    Just to add some things.

    I'm working for small company from time to time ,they have seven office computers.
    They were all on Windows Xp.
    Classic office apps, and some specialies programs. Kapersky, naturaly in small office like this.
    The boxis were ,again ,naturaly in a mess. They had so complaints.
    Not to mention corupted data and so on.

    Employies there are just users, not advance. They never used any other os. They heard of linux, but that's it.

    I managed to convince them, and we move to linux platform. They realy fast acclimatise.
    I had a small issues with office documents, open office to rw from the net and classic office apps problems. Evan AutoCad has a pretty good supstitusion, for thing they are using.

    It's been a year now, and they are very grateful. Almost non big problem accured. They still can't belive how they don't have problems with viruses and spam mails, they usesed to outlook.

    And now with less problems. I'm giving a support to that company. Of course they pay me for that.
    And now we have some ideas, plans how to implement free software in some other, embedded systems they are working with.
    That's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggtrfrad View Post
    yeah we all blame microsoft when at the same time we would not have jobs if it wasn't for windows
    Heh, speak for yourself. My last job valued Mac and Linux experience over Windows. Now because I don't have a shitty MCSE most places won't even talk to me. Never mind I've been doing desktop support for the last 5 years professionally, and at least 10 years privately.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Ya i know.. All of my work is from word of mouth ..
    linx is great but seriously not for the normal end user.I really like linux but there is not enough support for the os itself.. You need to know what ur doing to set it for client specific users or tryiing to "sell linux itself".. windows is great as far as useability goes .. security suffers as everyone knows but at the same point there are alot more users that "run mc os's"...Anyway to make this short , trying to win someone from a ms based os is crazy.. irrevalent of liking the os or not .. most of the public is ms based and so forth will always have exploits and we will all still have a job ..so what is Back Track for anyway ?!?!....

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