Comparing the Costs of Sun, Red Hat Offerings

Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2004 8:57 AM EDT
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Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java Desktop System and Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Desktop are built on free software, but neither is free of cost. Both desktop Linux products have annual, per-machine subscription fees, although it's possible, with either product, to cancel a subscription and continue using the software indefinitely without updates or support. However, the availability of software updates and support is one of the biggest draws for enterprise-oriented Linux distributions.

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