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compare to windows?

Post by Sonsee » 2010/04/01 13:12:34

Hello everyone !

Can someone please explain me why CentOS is free and windows server cost from 1000$ to 4000$ ??? I mean the fact that difference is so big then I HAVE to lose something, don`t I? )))))) I do really mean no marketing at all, just want to know why is this... I will definitely install CentOS, but...

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by toracat » 2010/04/01 15:03:06

Welcome to the CentOS forums.

Moved to CentOS Social. Regarding the question of why Windows costs so much -- you have to ask Microsoft. :-D

Why CentOS is free? Because there are many volunteers working hard free of charge. :-o

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/01 17:09:54

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toracat wrote:
Why CentOS is free? Because there are many volunteers working hard free of charge. :-o[/quote]

... and because we get a free ride on the coattails of [url=http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General?highlight=%28TUV%29#head-d29a2b7e61ffc544973098f9dd49fe4663efba50]TUV[/url], thanks to the GPL, and their generosity in adhering to the spirit and not just the letter of the license by making SRPMS freely and publicly available.

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Post by gerald_clark » 2010/04/01 17:13:57

And TUV gets a free ride on the coattails of all the previous distributions and programmers who
also donated their time and talents.

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/01 17:22:51

Yes, which is [b]toracat[/b]'s 2nd point generalized to the entire Linux/FOSS community.

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by chuina » 2010/04/01 17:22:56

[quote]Sonsee wrote:
...I mean the fact that difference is so big then I HAVE to lose something, don`t I? )))))) .....[/quote]
Obviously, You will lose the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus]Computer virus[/url] here.;-)

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/01 17:26:25

Sorry, but can't pass up that opening - [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Windows+is+a+virus%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&safe=active]"Windows is a virus"[/url]! ;-)

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by AlanBartlett » 2010/04/01 18:55:55

Just as well this thread is in [i]Social[/i], otherwise another moderator might have to moderate the OT deviation . . . :-P :roll: :pint:

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/01 20:04:34

Fortunate indeed, as I don't think the concept of OT really applies to Social. :pint: 8-)

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Re: compare to windows?

Post by toracat » 2010/04/01 21:36:58

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Fortunate indeed, as I don't think the concept of OT really applies to Social. :pint: 8-)[/quote]
It was not by fortune. A certain moderator [i]moved[/i] this thread to Social predicting what to come. :roll:

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