From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Sun 30 Sep 2001 - 11:36:39 IST
On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 01:23:37AM +0100, John McDonnell came forth with:
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Eugene O'Leary wrote:
> > 7.1 cost £106, and 7.1 Professional cost £199. Some people really cash in on
> > what others have meant to give away for free! I came to the conclusion that
> > the manuals must be written on gold-leaf!!!
> Actuall, the price you pay for the boxed set is for the convenience of
> getting it on CDs, *nicely* packaged - shut up you Slackers and Deb heads,
> I'm making a point here ;) - with printed manuals without having to do it
> all by hand. Sure, I can make coffee on my own but I do still pay for it
> in cafes. By the same token, meat and vegetables are available at a much
> lower cost than a meal at a nice reastaurant. If you want the frills, buy
> the boxed set. If you like cooking your own and can get the ingredients,
> more power to you. The *food* wasn't necessarily intended to be free but
> the recipe was - and is: ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/ or
> your favourite alternative.
It also covers the support (subscription to the RedHat network or something
like that) and the extra CD's you get.
Having paper manuals also helps keep management quiet (ever seen a manager
happy with a CheepLinux CD <g> (well, not clueful ones anyway)).
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