chadley at pinteq.co.za
Wed Feb 11 16:22:14 UTC 2004
Ok Talking end-users now, so for $50 dollars I get news and updates for
1 year because you have to subscribe anually. What else do I get.
Besides the great burden of compiling my own software, the news that
will probably have on product of interest a year.
On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 15:21, Jay Turner wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 07:51:49AM -0500, James Drabb wrote:
> > First, let me state that I do despise MS, and I am playing devils
> > advocate. However, let us look at the cost over 5 years for RHPW and MS
> > Windows XP Home. We need to assume that RH will support RHPW for 5
> > years and not drop support like RH 9.
> > RHPW year 1: $50
> > RHPW year 2: $60 for updates
> > RHPW year 3: $60 for updates
> > RHPW year 4: $60 for updates
> > RHPW year 5: $60 for updates
> > ----------------------------
> > $290 over 5 years
> > MS XP Home year 1: $99
> > MS XP Home year 2: $0
> > MS XP Home year 3: $0
> > MS XP Home year 4: $0
> > MS XP Home year 5: $0
> > ---------------------
> > $99 over 5 years
> > Do you see the price difference?
> The truth is actually somewhere in the middle. Updates to the RHEL product
> line are completely free in source form. They are posted on hundreds of
> mirror sites around the world and are free for anyone (not just customers
> of Red Hat) to download and use/distribute/laugh at . . . whatever someone
> feels like doing with them. And since RHPW is a part of the RHEL family,
> you will indeed see us supporting the product for 5 years, so your total
> cost for RHPW over 5 years should be "$50 + some time to recompile
> Saying you are paying $60 for updates isn't the whole story. For $60, you
> not only get access to a fact pipe for the updates, but you also get access
> to the management features which are part of Red Hat Network. More
> information about what is included in the $60/year subscription is
> available at http://www.redhat.com/software/rhn/update/. One of the nicest
> features is that you can remotely manage the updates on your machine, so
> from any net-enabled machine in the world, you can issue updates to your
> machine whereever it is. In addition, you can receive email notifications
> when updates are released which are necessary on your system, and choose to
> have those updates applied automatically.
> - jkt
> Jay Turner, QA Technical Lead jkt at redhat.com Red Hat, Inc.
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