From: Brian Scanlan (singer at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2000 - 13:25:23 GMT
On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 12:12:17PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> > You misunderstand - A Solaris license for a machine with 33-64 processors
> > can cost $90,000. If you are running a machine with that many processors,
> > though, you shouldn't begrudge spending that on the best OS for running on
> > them, though. ;)
> Hmm. I've seen invoices for such Sun machines, but not the bill for the
> OS. Is that a cost if you don't buy the hardware off Sun or what ?
If, for whatever reason, you decide not to put Solaris on support with Sun,
and you didn't purchase hardware from Sun (and their dealers/resellers - If
it's not Sun kit), you must pay that much. You could, of course, simply put it
on the machine anyway, and get away with it.
It's not realistic to expect people to be in a position to have bought a
machine that big and not have a support contract.
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