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From: Ruben Safir
To: Jonathan Hirschman
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They are forcing you to not only pay for the Windows license, but also a penalty
for not using Windows.
This is an outrage. We need to boycott Dell.
On 2001.11.15 20:57:32 -0500 Jonathan Hirschman wrote:
First let me clarify: Dell is charging $100 more for the Linux version than
for what, at first glance, appears to be an equivalent Windows version.
That is bad enough. In fact, they are charging $100 less for the Windows
version, WITH a faster processor (1.13Ghz), AND with more cache (512k) than
the so-called equivalent Linux version (1Ghz/256k cache). If you upgrade the
Linux version to the same specs, then the difference is actually $215.
I first assumed that the Linux version was coming with better hardware, or
better support, or installation. This is not the case.
I hope that Dell simply screwed up the pricing. Since they build everything
to order, I don't think that they can make the argument that some kind of
economy of scale makes the Windows box cheaper. Nor, I'm afraid, would a
supply and demand argument work, either.
On Thursday 15 November 2001 18:14, Ruben Safir wrote:
> It's completely outraguos the Dell is charging $100 MORE for Windows on
> this server than Linux. It's UNBELEIVEABLE.
> What can we do about that. We should organize a Dell Server Boycott.
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