velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 19:40:17 CST 2006
On 1/23/06, Richard Lowe <richlowe at richlowe.net> wrote:
> velociraptor wrote:
> > 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.
> Solaris (10) is entirely free for commercial or non commercial use,
> regardless of number of processors.
> Support, however, costs. (that maybe what you said, but isn't how I
> read it)
> > Up until very recently, some of the "other stuff" cost $$, but that
> > appears to be going away unless you are a "very large" site.
> Going away entirely, I believe, unless you want support.
> > For instance, you only need to pay for the Sun LDAP server if you
> > have greater than 250K clients.
> I think that changed recently, and you now only have to pay for support.
I haven't been keeping up, but that was my inference from
the way things had changed of late.
Other People deal with this at current $ork, so I don't pay too
much attention to it most of the time.
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