Toyota (Linux) completely sucks. My company wanted to haul lumber across dirt roads (build an e-commerce app), but we forgot to budget for a new car and we don’t know anything about driving. So we hired a consultant to find somebody’s car to borrow. He got us a Toyota Corolla his dad got working out of a junk yard (PHP Web application coded by a sixteen-year-old who works for N’Sync CDs).
Now, it couldn’t hold much lumber (had a software-programmed limit to the number of items a customer could order) and we jerked the wheel back and forth like in the movies (CEO’s cousin’s son runs the servers) and, what do you know, it crashed into a tree (it crashed the server).
So the next year, we planned carefully (planned carefully), learned how to drive (figured out what this “Web” thing is), and hired a trucking company (competent consultants) to lease several Ford F-350s (Expensive Windows servers with big license fees on some fairly hefty hardware managed by professional sysadmins) for us and haul the lumber. Suprisingly, everything went smoothly and we only paid 3000% more (everything went smoothly after they payed some gargantuan amount more)!
You can read why Ford (Microsoft) thinks Toyota (Linux) sucks and how we’re proof in this eWeek article.
Plus, you can read about my brother’s company that bought a Toyota truck and then hired monkeys to drive it who had a custom rig that would only tow one brand of trailer (Linux solution maintained by guys who didn’t know what they were doing and only knew how to hook their app up to Oracle)! More proof that Toyota (Lunix) is teh suck! Ford (Take me, Bill Gates, I want your love child!) makes the best cars (operating systems) EVAR!