velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 09:12:29 CST 2006
On 1/22/06, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For hundreds of dollars, I expect better. Solaris does better, and free
> > software does better.
> How much do commercial Solaris licenses for workstations cost?
With the hardware--nothing except the cost of media. And you
don't need that if you are willing to DL.
I can't think of an instance where (at work) I've been charged for
a "license" for Solaris proper. Unless you are buying multi-proc
systems used and want to be "legal" so you can put a service
contract on the things, I can't see any scenario where you'd have
to pay for Solaris.
Up until very recently, some of the "other stuff" cost $$, but that
appears to be going away unless you are a "very large" site. For
instance, you only need to pay for the Sun LDAP server if you
have greater than 250K clients. With Solaris, no need for a
separate LVM, either. (In my mind, if UltraSparcs could come
closer to x86 pricing...well, the landscape of large clustering
environments would be a lot different.)
Contrast this with the pricing model of Windows, AIX, and pretty
much every other *nix I can think of that is not OSS...
ps To be honest, there's troll smell in this thread...
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