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Re: [SLE] Suse 9.3
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 01:40:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <42572463.20000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
On Thursday 07 April 2005 03:09 pm, Stephen Boddy wrote:

I'm going to be controversial here and disagree with you.
Time between Windows XP and Longhorn is going to be roughly 5 years at
least. Price of an upgrade will be somewhere in the range of $125 dollars.
In that time SuSE will have released ten releases (6 month release cycle).
At a cost of $60 for each upgrade you're looking at $600.


Dude, you miss the obvious. Its not against the EULA to buy one license
of Suse and install it on ALL your machines. Try that with Longhorn!!


Or XP for that matter and consider what's included in SuSE as opposed to Windows. Linux is fast changing and developing and I can say the experience with each upgrade is enhanced, to take a cue from MS, we'd still be on 2.2.kernels and screaming about what hardware isn't supported.
Did I read somewhere MS have stopped charging for SP's? - that are nearly all bug fixes, i.e not enhancements.
Regards
Sid.
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