[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Fedora and the System Administrator



What does the $250 for Solaris include?
Last I checked they charge extra for C/C++ tools like most other UNIX
distributions.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Holden" <dh iucr org>
To: <fedora-list redhat com>; "Benjamin J. Weiss" <benjamin Weiss name>;
"Alexandre Oliva" <aoliva redhat com>
Cc: <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: Fedora and the System Administrator


> On Wednesday 01 Oct 2003 1:43 am, Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> > > > Holy shit, my boss is gonna can this distro completely!
> > >
> > > You may want to convince him to join the Fedora Legacy project.  Or,
> > > if he wants something supported by Red Hat for a longer period, Red
> > > Hat Enterprise Linux.
> > >
> > > > At least with RHL we had *some* stability....*sigh*
> > >
> > > Which came at a cost.  Who paid for that?
> >
> > We did, in a way.
> >
> > We ran RHL for small servers (such as our static web server) and RHEL
for
> > serious servers (RHAS 2.1 with Oracle 9i for our database server.)
> >
> > The *only* reason that my boss went with RHEL was because I was able to
> > show him with RHL on small servers that it was stable and powerful.
> >
> > There is no way that we're gonna be able to pay for RHEL for all of the
> > small servers that we maintain.
> >
> > Another guy at work has been trying to get us to go to a mixture of
True64
> > and Solaris.  Now that RH is *more* expensive on x86 than Solaris, and
my
> > boss is an old Solaris/SPARC admin....well, you get the idea.
> >
> > List price for Solaris 9 Workgroup server is $250 US.
> > List price for RHEL ES is $349 US.
> >
> > Damnit, I love RH and *really* don't like Solaris. *sigh*
> >
> > I know that RH is trying to stay profitable.  I understand and wish them
> > the best.  They've done an *outstanding* job.  I just hope and pray that
> > they haven't shot themselves in the foot here.  I know that we will be
> > trying to find an alternative before up2date stops working for RH9. :(
> >
> > Ben
> >
> >
>
> If redhat can only stay solvent by charging $349 for there stable linux
> (remember thats the "cheap" version isn't AS > $1000) I find it very
worrying
> for the competitiveness of Linux generally. In the short term I think they
> will make more money from people who will find it too costly to move to
> another OS but in the longer term I think they will lose a lot of
business.
>
> Dave.
>
>
>
> -- 
> Dr. David Holden. (Systems Developer)
> Crystallography Journals Online: <http://journals.iucr.org>
>
> Thanks in advance:-
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> See: <http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html>
>
> UK Privacy (R.I.P)  : http://www.stand.org.uk/commentary.php3
> Public GPG key available on request.
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> --
> fedora-list mailing list
> fedora-list redhat com
> http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list





[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]