Toward a long-term SUSE-based distribution
Posted Sep 5, 2009 2:00 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Toward a long-term SUSE-based distribution
Parent article: Toward a long-term SUSE-based distribution
the problem is how do you determine if the stuff is worth $5, $10, or $15?
That's a problem, but I'm talking about the claim that we need a less expensive SUSE because small companies, as opposed to large ones, can't afford SLES. The problem of valuing SUSE would apply equally to large and small companies.
Another way of looking at it is that if there really is a way to give 5 years of support for less than $800 a year, big companies will be as interested as small ones.
I feel the same way about some enormously expensive computer equipment, not to mention services, but I'm humble enough to admit that I might not understand all the complexities. Companies that spend $50,000 on a router do have skilled people put a lot of time into evaluating it. And if they really can't get more than $5,000 of value out of it, their smarter competitors would drive them out of business.
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