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  • From: Curtis Rey <crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 14:12:31 -0600
  • Message-id: <200211241412.31194.crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I understand your points and to be honest I also understand that Russia is not
always afforded access to those things that one might get in the U.S. or
Western Europe.

Also, after roaming around the SuSE site and looking at other information I
could gather it seems clear to me that their isn't much clear information
about this at all.

An ad hoc solution might be to have a license for one machine and to use that
machine to gain access to the packages for the others. In otherwords,
download the package and copy it to the other machines. Iron out the
problems on the one licensed machine and then replicate this on the other. I
do bear in mind that if you machines are not the same or have different
configs this may not be a reliable work around. It's just a thought.

Business in Russia is tough and I really don't know if SuSE will send a
service rep/technician out to you location - I suspect your correct in
assuming they may very well not extend any service to you area. It makes no
sense (as you point out) at all to buy a service contract where access to key
personal and on-site service isn't going to happen and likewise the cost for
this might be to high to make it feasible.

I don't really know exactly what is entailed in the license agreement since
the information isn't clear and as for service in Russia only the SuSE reps
would be able to answer that question.

Cheers and good luck, Curtis

On Sunday 24 November 2002 06:54, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Curtis Rey" <crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Dmitry Melekhov" <dm@xxxxxxxxxx>; "suse-linux-e"
> <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [SLE] SLES8
> On Sunday 24 November 2002 03:00, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
> > SLES8 license? :-)
> >
> Well, that doesn't sound unreasonable at all. Consider the alternative.
> What
> is the per seat license for Sun or M$ - that ain't cheap. And the joy of
> [skip]
> OK. Let's compare w2k and sles.
> I heared that there were som chamges in MS licensing, so I'm talking
> about what was some time ago, sorry.
> Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server $1,199 US per server
> And I don't need to pay to MS for service packs and patches.
> w2k will be supported with service packs and patches for more than a year
> :-)
> As I understand, I don't need to buy CAL to server for MS SQL or Oracle...
> SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
> Order no: 2103-3INT US $749.00 incl. 1 year maintenance program for 1
> server And for installing updates I need to buy maintenance (almost the
> same price per server as
> SLES8 box) for each server/year.
> Even in 2 years SLES8 will costs more then w2k per server :-)
> Well, you can say that we have to compare SELS8 with w2k as.
> Windows 2000 Advanced Server
> (With 25 Client Access Licenses) $3,999 US per server
> Sorry, I don't need AS features :-)
> You get 1 year services and license at a much lower cost than Sun, M$ or
> others would do
> [skip]
> I can't agree
> [skip]
> However considering
> the alternatives and the fact that if SuSE and United Linux are going to
> survive they need to have a reliable revenue stream. I would wager that
> you
> This is, definitely, not my problem ;-)
> might get more individualized support from SuSE then from, say M$. All
> they'll do is send out an MCSE tech and that's when they feel like getting
> around to it.
> Are you joking? :-)
> What are you talking about? I have no support from MS, Suse, Oracle,
> whatever else here. There is no non-russian company wich will send
> engineers to help me, even for money.
> And being open source you may install it on as many machines as you like
> you just don't get support for it. In the SLE8 brochure the point out that
> the have engineers they can send to you to help you get things setup,
> either by augementing an existing system/program/protocal or help you
> implement your own in house programs/codes/etc... However, if you have
> installed SLE8 on more machines then you bought licenses for do you really
> thing that they'll send you a engineer to help you -- if they did that they
> would go broke inside of a few months. I don't see anywhere that your
> forbidden from install it on other non-licensed machines. I just see where
> in order to utilize any support package/contract you have it has to be on a
> registered and licensed machine -- as it should be. Just my humble
> observations.
> How can I support (yes! I support our servers, not Suse or MS!) without
> updates? :-)
> I agree that service costs money. I agree that I have to pay for access to
> maintenance web , because Suse package software, test packages
> (well, theoretically ;-) ) , certify this pakages for Oracle and other
> software.
> But I can't see difference between download I these packages for one server
> or for 4 servers. Anyway I test this packages and install them and I know
> that I'll never even meet with Suse employeers.
> There is no _service_ difference have I one login to maintenance web or
> four.
> Really, $800 per year is acceptable for our company (around 1.5 months my
> salary), $800 * 4 servers- definitely not, just because company need to pay
> me :-)

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