[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Apr 21 11:04:09 CDT 2003
On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 10:57 AM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> No, the whole thing is available. The advanced server stuff is only
> available as sources, but it is available. Basically they are saying
> that if you want AS but don't want to pay for the service contract, the
> you have to build it from source on your own.
> It seems they are afraid that if they make finished product available
> for free, no one will buy their support and service.
Hmmmmmmm. Kinda makes one think, eh? ;)
Are vendors who sell high-ticket "service", especially in
billed-by-the-hour arrangements, really motivated to make sure their
systems don't fail in the first place? In some cases, over the life of
a product, support contracts wind up costing more than the product
itself...which opens the door for the vendor making the product a
loss-leader to facilitate the sale of expensive support contracts.
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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