On Saturday 13 May 2006 11:58 pm, Rickey Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 08:42 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > red hat, suse, fedora, debian
> When they offloaded the $49 individual user they really lost some
> in the Enterprise. Let's face it, if you're a linux geek at home,
> use what you use at work. Same as in the MicroSoft world. It's
> and human nature, plain and simple. Ric
I have to concur with that. Everyone understands that RedHat is a
entity trying to earn a profit, for which they shouldn't be attacked.
But several years ago (1999) when I decided I would try to convince my
to allow me to install Linux at work, I was able to do so because I had
become comfortable enough with it at home to confidently move forward.
Turns out there were a few small lumps initially, but because I'd all
become comfortable with traversing the web in search of information I was
quickly able to resolve the problems.
I can't see any downside to Red Hat offering a sub-$100/annual version of
their EL system for home use. Ditch the support options if necessary
just provide updates from RHN.
It seems like a lost revenue stream to me. Is there something very