On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 11:53:24AM +0000, Kathryn Cassidy mentioned:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 10:44:39AM +0000, John N S Gill wrote:
> > On the other hand, you could just order the thing and help increase
> > the volume so we can all get these things cheaper.
> Oh please. The volume can't make any real difference to the price,
> they're hardly installing manually are they? I'd assume they're using
> kickstart or some HD imaging tool. So, the cost to them is minimal
> and you're not paying for the windows licence - how in the name of god
> can they justify charging you more for a linux machine than for a
> windows one?
I've seen the imaging equipment gateway have. It's damn expensive.
Setting stuff up would cost a lot. And, I'd be surprised if a boxed set of
RedHat and a LinuxCare support contract would less than a
severely-discounted Windows license.
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to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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