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Re: Red Hat Linux 9 -- Get it Early - ???



Michael Brininstool said:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 06:33:09AM -0600, ewilts ewilts org wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 01:28:09AM -0600, Michael Brininstool wrote:
>> > All I want is RedHat Network ease of updates, and not to have to
>> change the OS every year.
>>
>> Then pay the $.  Support is not cheap.  It's your choice as to whether
>> or not it's cheaper/easier/better for you to upgrade annually, or to
>> buy an Enterprise Linux support contract.
>
[snip]
> I am using my server to make about $32/month.  My expenses are $60/year
> plus $40/month for a total cost per year of $540/yr of expenses and
> $384/yr of income.  I am trying to get the income up.  With the new
> method, my yearly expenses will be $1279, and the income will not
> change.  If the Enterprise solution got me $67 more per month in
> income, it would be worth it, be it gains me nothing.  If I switch to
> FreeBSD, my yearly expenses will be $480.  If I stay with 7.3
> and download source packages and maintain the system myself, the
> cost is $480/yr also, plus whatever time I spend on it.
[snip]

Or you can upgrade (for free) when your Red Hat version goes EOL and your
costs don't change.  I don't see how upgrading once a year can really take
more time than back-porting fixes to keep your RH 7.3 system maintained.

-- 
William Hooper






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