On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 12:12:23PM +0000, John P . Looney wrote:
> 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.
But you don't get a boxed set of RH when you buy RH pre-installed from Dell
- if you want manuals, it's an extra chunk of money. And AFAIR a basic box
with RH doesn't include a Linuxcare contract either - that's an optional
extra, and what you get is 30 days install support or somesuch. I've
wondered about the Dell-RH relationship - do Dell pay RH a fee for every
machine they install RH on ? I can see why they'd pay them something for
support, but they're hardly paying some kind of a per machine 'license' fee,
or does anyone know any better ?
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