Red Hat Advanced Server and Dell

Sean McAvoy sean.mcavoy at megawheels.com
Thu Mar 28 10:47:01 CST 2002


On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 11:12, Collins, Kevin wrote:
> <Snip>
> >> Is $800
> >> a reasonable price for a Linux OS, regardless of the price of the
> >> hardware platform ?
> >
> >Sounds like a lot to me - that's into Windows 2000 Server territory. It
> >seems like the real meat of what you're paying for is the 
> >clustering support
> >and Red Hat Network usage.
> >
> <Snip>
> 
> Not to be picky here Basil, but the $800 for Windows 2000 Server *just* buys
> the license for the Server to run the Windows 2000 Server Operating System
> and allow 5 users to access the box.  For each additional user, the cost
> goes up about $50. :-O
> 
> I know because to upgrade my company to Windows 2000 from Windows NT on a
> total of 6 servers was going to cost us $9,000.   Now we're looking toward
> Linux.  EVEN if I had to pay $800 per server the total cost would only be
> $4,800.  That's still a savings in my book!
> 
> Thankfully my needs don't require the Advanced Server package so I'm going
> to out only $159 per server - That *much* better than $9,000.  :-)
> 
> Thanks,
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
> 
> 
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