whats the difference between the GNU/linux distros offered on the web for
download(isos,i386s etc) to those offered as packages on a commercial
basis (eg : Red hat Professional edition) ? and why is that the
commercial editions cost so high inspite of GNU/linux an opensource ?
kindly let me know ---
From Ravi Rao <mail@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sun Dec 8 09:49:23 2002
From: Ravi Rao <mail@xxxxxxxxxxx> (Ravi Rao)
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 04:49:23 -0500
Subject: [Ilugc] opensource ???
* km@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <km@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 02:22:48PM +0530]:
KM> whats the difference between the GNU/linux distros offered on the web for
KM> download(isos,i386s etc) to those offered as packages on a commercial
KM> basis (eg : Red hat Professional edition) ? and why is that the
The boxed set comes with "powertools" and other "goodies" that are
not shipped as a part of the regular ISO. Some call it "extras" as well. You
can have extra editors, graphics software, 3d image rendering software,
VariCAD, and other stuff in those CDs. They might also include extra printed
manuals, in multiple languages, and 30-day, or 3 month technical support,
and stickers, and other spam^W flyers, brochures etc.
KM> commercial editions cost so high inspite of GNU/linux an opensource ?
Because "opensource" does not mean "free as in beer".
It only means you can peek at the sourcecode if you want. And if
appropriately licensed, play around with it, the way you want.
Pls don't send multiple copies of email to the list.
"If life is a stage, I want some better lighting."
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