[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

David Passmore 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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