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What do you want? What are you willing to pay? [was Re: Correct meif I'm wrong]
Sorry for cross-posting but I really wanted to ask this question of
those on both lists
Joseph Phillips wrote:
Is this the lowest priced configuration?My understanding, still to be verified/clarified by someone at Red Hat,
is that its worse than that.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, Basic Edition = $179.00
Basic Service Entitlement = $60.00
Total = $239.00
So, I have to pay 239 dollars to get the Basic Edition of RHELWS with a
1 year Basic Service Entitlement?
I hope it's not really this expensive? Maybe Red Hat should lower the
price a bit? How about by at least including a free Basic Service
Entitlement with the purchase of each RHELWS license? That would at
least knock $60 off the initial investment. But all-in-all I think they
need to come down from the $179.00 by at least 50 dollars.
There are no RHN subscriptions for RHEL products but rather RHEN
The price of the annual subscription is the price of the products.
Therefore RHELWS with one year subscription is either
$179 + $179 per year OR $299 the first year, $299 the second year, etc.
but definitely NOT $179 + $60 per year.
This has been stated several places now BUT it is very unclear on the
Red Hat site (possible purposely so) and *I* have not seen any
statements from Red Hat folks that clarify this issue.
I, personally, am willing to pay more than $60 for the enterprise level
BUT $60 to $179 or $299 (or $349) PER YEAR PER SYSTEM/DESKTOP is a real
hard to swallow for an errata/update service.
Red Hat seems to be focused only on very large, very rich companies for
the enterprise line. IMHO even those folks are going to choke on, for
example, $299 per year for every desktop.
All this does beg the question though "What would you be willing to pay
... for initial RH Enterprise ES? associated ongoing RHEN
errata/up2date service (ie with current features/limits)?
... for initial RH Enterprise WS? associated ongoing RHEN errata/up2date
... for RHN subscription for consumer products with lives extended to 18
... for RHN subscription for consumer products with
We're all (well a lot of us) complaining and saying RedHat doesn't know
what we want. Tell them.
I, personally, would probably be able to live with (and be able to
"sell" to my clients)
RHEL WS with 3-4 yrs errata/updates initial cost of $100 to $150 (90 day
sub) plus $100/yr for RHN/RHEN subscription.
RHEL ES with 3-4 yrs errata/updates, initial cost of $200-$300 (90 day
sub), plus $200/yr for RHN/RHEN subscription.
I would be willing to pay somewhat more per year for RHN/RHEN
subscriptions if it provide somewhat more ability to keep the systems
current. For example, if it provided updated, RH "approved", versions of
major RH supplied apps like Mozilla, Gnome, KDE, etc.
I would also like to see an option for a "site" fee wherein I could pay
a larger subscription which allowed me to setup a local up2date
repository for all that sites desktops (ie RHEL WS systems).
What do others want?
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