Linux Server marked down 89% - Linux

This is a discussion on Linux Server marked down 89% - Linux ; From $499.99 to $55.55 http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...3194276&sr=1-7 And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of 668. http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...3195430&sr=1-3 wtf? Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Linux Server marked down 89%

  1. Linux Server marked down 89%

    From $499.99 to $55.55

    http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...3194276&sr=1-7


    And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions below
    Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of 668.

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...3195430&sr=1-3

    wtf?

    Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    would slow down under the crush of orders.





  2. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 23:16:24 -0400, DFS wrote:

    > From $499.99 to $55.55
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...dp/B0000YE3QI/

    ref=sr_1_7/103-0376515-9255044?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193194276&sr=1-7
    >
    >
    > And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions
    > below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of
    > 668.
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...Enterprise/dp/

    B00008MNXT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-0376515-9255044?
    ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193195430&sr=1-3
    >
    > wtf?
    >
    > Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    > would slow down under the crush of orders.



    Are you trying to make a point of some kind or are you just being an
    idiot?

  3. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 23:16:24 -0400, DFS wrote:

    > From $499.99 to $55.55
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...dp/B0000YE3QI/

    ref=sr_1_7/103-0376515-9255044?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193194276&sr=1-7
    >
    >
    > And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions
    > below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of
    > 668.


    So, what's a copy of NT 3.5 going for these days? Surely an astute fellow
    like yourself knows that Suse 8 is roughly of that vintage. Those without
    capital would be more likely to download something like OpenSuse 10.3;
    others, who get a warm and fuzzy from vendor support, might opt for Novell
    SLES. Only those without a functional brain cell would shell out $$$ for
    a 6-yr old Linux distro. Or any Microsoft distro.

    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...Enterprise/dp/

    B00008MNXT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-0376515-9255044?
    ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193195430&sr=1-3
    >
    > wtf?
    >
    > Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    > would slow down under the crush of orders.






    --
    ´╗┐This message is brought to you by your Department of Redundancy Department.

  4. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 23:16:24 -0400, DFS wrote:

    > From $499.99 to $55.55
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...dp/B0000YE3QI/

    ref=sr_1_7/103-0376515-9255044?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193194276&sr=1-7
    >
    >
    > And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions
    > below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of
    > 668.
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...Enterprise/dp/

    B00008MNXT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-0376515-9255044?
    ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193195430&sr=1-3
    >
    > wtf?
    >
    > Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    > would slow down under the crush of orders.


    Why do you care?



    --
    Rick

  5. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    After takin' a swig o' grog, DFS belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > From $499.99 to $55.55
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...3194276&sr=1-7
    >
    >
    > And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions below
    > Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of 668.
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...3195430&sr=1-3
    >
    > wtf?
    >
    > Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    > would slow down under the crush of orders.


    Do you realize just how stupid it make you look? Some idiot is trying
    to make $55 off of software that can simply be downloaded off of the
    internet.

    And look at the date:

    Date first available at Amazon.com: November 9, 2003

    No one wants old stuff, when they can download the latest for free.

    What is up with you? You need to face the facts: you've run out of
    material.

    Just got the latest issue of Information Week. Cover story, promoted
    with a cover picture of a big-ass penguin and this text:

    "Linux is advancing at a relentless pace, straining the limits of its
    open source development regime"

    Now there's a little FUD opening for you.

    Thank you very much.

    --
    Tux rox!

  6. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    On Oct 23, 11:16 pm, "DFS" wrote:
    > From $499.99 to $55.55
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...0000YE3QI/ref=...
    >
    > And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions below
    > Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of 668.


    Others have pointed out that you are referencing a VERY OLD version of
    SUSE.

    Let's look at a more current version
    http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Enterpri...TF8&s=software

    Ranking is #3 in Operating System Sales

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #740 in Software (See Bestsellers in Software)

    Popular in these categories: (What's this?)
    #3 in Software > Operating Systems > Linux & Unix
    #3 in Software > Linux > Operating Systems & Utilities
    #9 in Software > Networking

    Looks like the top of the list software wise is
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...067866-9167038
    OS/X Leopard

    Windows XP with SP2 is #20 on the countdown.

    Vista Ultimate Full Version comes in at #67

    Vista Home Edition Full Version comes in at #77

    Vista Home Premium Upgrade comes in at #99

    And among Operating systems:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...067866-9167038

    1&2. OS/X Leopard
    3 XP Home Edition - Full version (people REALLY don't like Vista do
    they?).
    4 XP Professional - Full Version - more barfing up Vista.

    6 - Vista Ultimate - Full Version - Maybe if I spend $319, I'll get
    all those features they showed on TV.
    7.- OS/X Tiger - I'd rather have a Mac - Wonder if OS/X will work on
    my PC.

    15 - Ubuntu - 7.04 PC Edition - at $9.99
    Remember - the magazines featuring Linux DVDs (sometimes 2-3 of
    them) aren't counted in this catagory. Only boxed versions of an OS.

    16. - Windows XP System buliders Edition - only $159

    17. - Vista Home Basic Upgrade - $58.99

    25 - Windows NT 4.0 - $15.99 - makes the upgrade legal.

    27 - Red Hat Personal 9.0 - very old.

    28 - Vista Business Upgrade - $159

    39. Windows 98 Second Edition - $30 - nice way to get WINE to run
    those stubborn Windows Applications (Quicken).

    Nice Resource - Interesting results.
    Kinda tells me that lots of people have had a really bad experience
    with Vista.




  7. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    Rex Ballard wrote:
    > On Oct 23, 11:16 pm, "DFS" wrote:
    >> From $499.99 to $55.55
    >>
    >> http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...0000YE3QI/ref=...
    >>
    >> And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions
    >> below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank
    >> of 668.

    >
    > Others have pointed out that you are referencing a VERY OLD version of
    > SUSE.


    No older than WinServer 2003, which handily outsells it, and at an $800
    price point, and with limited client licenses.



    > And among Operating systems:
    > http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...067866-9167038
    >
    > 1&2. OS/X Leopard
    > 3 XP Home Edition - Full version (people REALLY don't like Vista do
    > they?).
    > 4 XP Professional - Full Version - more barfing up Vista.
    >
    > 6 - Vista Ultimate - Full Version - Maybe if I spend $319, I'll get
    > all those features they showed on TV.


    Windows is sales ranked #3,4 and 6? Amazon and MS must be forcing all these
    sales on everyone, 'cause nobody in their right mind would buy Windows.



    > 7.- OS/X Tiger - I'd rather have a Mac - Wonder if OS/X will work on
    > my PC.
    >
    > 15 - Ubuntu - 7.04 PC Edition - at $9.99
    > Remember - the magazines featuring Linux DVDs (sometimes 2-3 of
    > them) aren't counted in this catagory. Only boxed versions of an OS.


    What's Linux doing way down here, when it's 3% of the price of Vista? cola
    tells me it's far superior to Windows.

    I guess everyone is just stupid.



    > 16. - Windows XP System buliders Edition - only $159


    This is what Vista Full Ultimate should sell for, IMO.



    > 17. - Vista Home Basic Upgrade - $58.99
    >
    > 25 - Windows NT 4.0 - $15.99 - makes the upgrade legal.
    >
    > 27 - Red Hat Personal 9.0 - very old.
    >
    > 28 - Vista Business Upgrade - $159
    >
    > 39. Windows 98 Second Edition - $30 - nice way to get WINE to run
    > those stubborn Windows Applications (Quicken).
    >
    > Nice Resource - Interesting results.
    > Kinda tells me that lots of people have had a really bad experience
    > with Vista.


    Then you haven't read much. The majority of Vista reviews are good to
    excellent, and ~50% more reviews are Excellent than just Good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116213 343 reviews
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202 499
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215 206
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116143 61
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116141 64




  8. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    going on there. And I thought MS NG(s) were bad. Amazon.com? LOL>

  9. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, bob

    wrote
    on Wed, 24 Oct 2007 09:25:12 -0000
    <13hu3rohhj8fmcf@corp.supernews.com>:
    > On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 23:16:24 -0400, DFS wrote:
    >
    >> From $499.99 to $55.55
    >>
    >> http://www.amazon.com/SuSE-LINUX-STA...dp/B0000YE3QI/

    > ref=sr_1_7/103-0376515-9255044?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193194276&sr=1-7
    >>
    >>
    >> And still no takers? At a sales rank of 5,380, it's 4,712 positions
    >> below Windows Server 2003, which sells for $800 and has a sales rank of
    >> 668.
    >>
    >> http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...Enterprise/dp/

    > B00008MNXT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-0376515-9255044?
    > ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1193195430&sr=1-3
    >>
    >> wtf?
    >>
    >> Imagine Amazon selling Windows 2003 Server for 89% off... their website
    >> would slow down under the crush of orders.

    >
    >
    > Are you trying to make a point of some kind or are you just being an
    > idiot?


    I think he's trying to tell us that Microsoft Windows Vista
    Ultimate, by being overpriced at a MSRP of about $349.99,
    is clearly the superior solution, simply by the fact that
    it's overpriced.

    :-)

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Windows Vista. Now in nine exciting editions. Try them all!

    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com


  10. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    Linonut wrote:

    > Do you realize just how stupid it make you look?


    OK brainiac.




  11. Re: Linux Server marked down 89%

    After takin' a swig o' grog, DFS belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > Linonut wrote:
    >
    >> Do you realize just how stupid it make you look?

    >
    > OK brainiac.


    And handsome, too!

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images...6/brainiac.jpg

    Oops, one of my neural nodes is flashing!

    --
    Tux rox!

+ Reply to Thread