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Re: Microsoft Software Cost Analysis (Was: Re: suse 7.2!!)
  • From: Jim Osborn <jimo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 14:45:30 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <200105312145.OAA28696@xxxxxxxxxx>
Steven Hatfield <ashari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>The "business" could also be a department in a larger
>business, but I'm assuming that the "business" has 25 people or less, will
>have 1 central server that will be running SQL Server 2000 for their
>database, that there are 24 "sales/marketing people and/or project managers"
>and 1 "developer"...
>
>Ok, So here we do the final addition:
>$3,549.00
>$4,800.00
>$6,529.95
>$279.95x25=$6998.75
>$549.95x25=$13748.75
>$1029.00
>----------------------------------------
>For a grand total of: $36,655.45
>...
>Or you can get SuSE's 7.1/7.2 Professional distribution, which comes with
>$40,000 worth of software, for the low low price of just $70.00.

Shouldn't that be 25 * $70? I know SuSE said it was perfectly ok
for me to intall my single copy on each of my home machines (2 at present),
but I'd assume in a business environment, you'd want to pay for
each seat.

Your basic economic argument still holds... :)

Jim

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