Re: Sun's new patch policy for Solaris 10 'software updates'! - SUN

This is a discussion on Re: Sun's new patch policy for Solaris 10 'software updates'! - SUN ; Hank Zoeller wrote: > I have to agree that home users are NOT Sun's target market. > > I'm sitting here, at home, with two SB-1000s with dual processors each, > a SB-100 and a generic white-box X-86 machine. All ...

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    Hank Zoeller wrote:
    > I have to agree that home users are NOT Sun's target market.
    >
    > I'm sitting here, at home, with two SB-1000s with dual processors each,
    > a SB-100 and a generic white-box X-86 machine. All are running Solaris
    > 10. The cost of the service contracts would be something like $720 a
    > year if I read the things correctly. No way I'm going to do that.
    >
    > For me I think it would be cool if I could have a support contract that
    > covered all my machines. But since I'm the ONLY user the per socket
    > pricing model isn't reasonable. A per PHU (Pathetic Human Unit)
    > licensing model would work for me. But that probably doesn't work for
    > Sun or it's shareholders. Too bad for me, but completely understandable.


    Well, if there are enough people like you, then it's bad for the Sun
    shareholders as well. The fact that $720/yr is out of your price range
    means that Sun is going to get $0. If their price were something you
    were willing to pay, like $120/yr, then they would get non-zero dollars.
    All for giving you access to a web site that they already run. (And
    they might not want to give phone support to someone who has a whole
    bunch of random old-ish Sun hardware, but they could solve that by
    only offering special pricing on the basic level of support.)

    - Logan

  2. Re: Sun's new patch policy for Solaris 10 'software updates'!

    Logan Shaw wrote:
    >
    > Well, if there are enough people like you, then it's bad for the Sun
    > shareholders as well. The fact that $720/yr is out of your price range
    > means that Sun is going to get $0. If their price were something you
    > were willing to pay, like $120/yr, then they would get non-zero dollars.
    > All for giving you access to a web site that they already run. (And
    > they might not want to give phone support to someone who has a whole
    > bunch of random old-ish Sun hardware, but they could solve that by
    > only offering special pricing on the basic level of support.)


    Yes -- basic support (web only) for 0 - 5 workstation class machines for
    $120 a year. I'd buy that. In a heartbeat..
    --
    HZ

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