long reply (was RE: LONG RANT [RE: RHEL Copyright Removal])
lindahl at pathscale.com
Wed Nov 26 20:59:44 EST 2003
On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 06:56:53AM +0800, Laurence Liew wrote:
> Your cost of your hardware would probable amount to around USD100K. So
> the OS costs comes up to about 10%... I believe 10% for OS for a cluster
> is about right.
That might be true if the OS was cluster-aware and helped out with
cluster problems. RHEL doesn't meet this standard.
> Most of my customers are sticky about such support and demands
> that the OS used is a supported OS for their applications.
Then by all means sell them whatever they will buy. But don't be
surprised if they think they're getting ripped off paying so much for
a non-cluster-aware OS.
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