For me, Linux is all about choice
Posted Oct 23, 2003 20:42 UTC (Thu) by ronaldcole
In reply to: For me, Linux is all about choice
Parent article: No More Free Beer?
Since 7.3? How about since 6.0... My first exposure to their "practice" was when they dropped xface support from xemacs because they said the xface library had too many security problems.
And I would be happy to buy and use Enterprise WS for $179, but it lacks dhcp and bind, which will cost you an additional $170 to get them in ES. Want CDs and printed documentation, but not Support? Forget it. Red Hat won't sell them separately. It would seem that they want to get out of the printing business pretty badly.
I was buying each Professional release on it's twice a year release schedule to get CD's and printed docs. And I've been paying the $60 per year RHN basic update fee for each of my systems. For my three systems, that came to almost $550/year. Three Enterprise ES Basic's are going to cost me $1050 per year and I can't even get CD's or printed docs with that! It's hard not to imagine that Enterprise customers are completely subsidizing Fedora users, provided Red Hat can convince former RHL customers (like me) that their Enterprise product is still a value at twice the price and none of the extras...
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