[TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale]
matt at bluelinux.org
Tue Oct 23 10:18:14 EDT 2001
This is not the first one that is $59 I think 7.1 was close to that as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth Ellison" <leonardbernst55 at hotmail.com>
To: <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: [Re: [TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale]
> Damn. Yep. There is no longer a $30 box set. I hate that. And I was told
> that it's because "we aren't focusing on the desktop market" and the $30
> "wasn't creating revenue." I shudder at phrases like that. They sound so
> much like the exact things that free, open-source software was built to
> Of course, Red Hat, et al, are still free online and so are the manuals,
> I believe that there are a LOT of people like the person mentioned below
> bought the cheap box set just to support the cause. And I bet we'll lose
> many of them now. On a positive note, our FTP site had some 10,000 people
> show up to download 7.2 and they were all supported--no crash! And we
> (documentation) are putting a lot of new, more advanced content on our
> website as soon as it's written. People know it (Linux) is free, they know
> where to get it, and they are provided with stable sites and free
> documentation. There's solace in that, if not the cruddy revenue/marketing
> turns that have been taken.
> tech writer - red hat
> >From: Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney <alchemist at darkcanvas.com>
> >Reply-To: alchemist at darkcanvas.com
> >To: Beth Ellison <leonardbernst55 at hotmail.com>
> >Subject: Fwd: [Re: [TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale]
> >Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 22:46:47 -0400
> >In case you don't monitor trilug, this came across today....
> >----- Forwarded message from Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> -----
> >Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 21:57:02 -0400
> >From: Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com>
> >To: trilug at trilug.org
> >Subject: Re: [TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale
> >On Monday 22 October 2001 14:27, Rev. Christian J Hedemark wrote:
> > > rday writes:
> > > > just to make sure i'm not missing anything, it seems that the
> > > > least expensive version of red hat 7.2 you can get has a shelf
> > > > price of about $59, is this right? looks like the days of $29
> > > > boxed sets are history. sigh.
> > >
> > > If any Red Hat marketing folks are lurking here, some clarification
> > > be appreciated. I always download first to see if it is worth
> > > When I see good stable versions with enough new compelling features I
> > > usually buy the $30 box set, not because I have to, but because it
> > > to me the right thing to do to further development of the product. If
> > > the lowest price box set is indeed ~$59 now I don't know if I will be
> > > doing that anymore.
> > >
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
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> >I don't think $60 is too bad. I won't buy it personally, but I'll still
> >buy an official copy for the company! We always do.
> >If there are any Red Hat marketing lurkers I think that RH ought to come
> >out with some companion guides. El cheapo ($5 to $20) booklets that
> >one or more aspects of using linux in a business or technical
> >Like extended White papers.
> > -Securing your server/Secure Networking
> > -Setting up DNS for your company or just your home
> > -Integration with a windows network
> > -Setting up your server as a Print server
> > -RPM's revealed: a guide for the common man
> > -Setting up a mailserver for home or corporation
> > -Turning your server into a load-balancer (and virtual server)
> > -Basic Firewalling for everyone - a must have book
> > -Advanced firewalling
> > -Setting up a VPN or private network
> >These should be just like the how-to's but written specifically for
> >and priced cheap enough that they become must-have items.
> >This type of easily accessable, specific documentation will allow RedHat
> >seize the market share of corporate linux installs. Just seeing the
> >on the shelf will help admins make the leap to Linux as a replacement for
> >their pricey alternatives.
> >Yes, I know that few of my fellow TriLUGers would purchase such books,
> >I would have most of those on my book shelf at work, and I would pass
> >around to others as a handy reference.
> >Maybe I should go into the publishing business...
> >Take care - Jon
> >TriLUG mailing list
> >----- End forwarded message -----
> >-- Kevin "The Alchemist" Sonney --
> >-- New email : alchemist at darkcanvas.com --
> >-- http://www.darkcanvas.com/~alchemist --
> >-- ICQ: 4855069 AIM: ksonney --
> >"If you'll read the subtext for many of those old strips, you'll find
> >the heart of an old-fashioned Libertarian. And I'd be a Libertarian,
> >if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging professional whiners."
> > -- Berkley Breathed, 2001
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