[oclug] HP Linux to ship next week.
bill.strosberg at rcpsc.edu
Thu Aug 23 13:29:56 EDT 2001
> From: Dean Staff [mailto:dean at protus.com]
> This is interesting....
> In particular take a look at what HP is going to charge....
Good for HP. I hope they get the $3000/server!
When you look at the time, expertise, experience and quality control
necessary to set up a production quality commercial public server, $3000 is
not that much. Enterprise-sized corporations will not even blink at this
cost to get reliable, well protected and supported servers. I expect that
the price to purchase Windows Enterprise Datacenter Server for the IA64 will
easily be in the same price range for something with closed architecture and
Like most people I tend to believe I can build a quality server using Linux
and open source products for next to nothing, but if you realisticially
factor in experience, education, research, resource materials, testing and
quality control the only thing that makes a Linux machine cheap is
willingness to give away your time. HP has figured this out.
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