[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel
dpassmor at sneakers.org
Mon Apr 21 12:57:07 CDT 2003
On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 12:04:09PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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.
Linux vendors don't have a business model, otherwise.
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