Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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RE[2]: paying
by Anonymous on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE: paying"
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*Yes, $3300 for just Linux, then $4950 for two platforms and $6600 for 3 platforms and all of that is for ONE developer. Could you imagine how much money a small company would have to pay to develop on Linux? WOW!

Let's see. (I'd probably better check your figures, but I'll just take them at face value for now).

Assuming the company is in Germany, OK? Assuming it has 6 developers. Assuming 3 of them work with Qt, and they develop multi-platform. Ready?

1st year:
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+ 3x annual wage, plus health, tax, insurance:
(per developer 50.000.- )........ 210.000.- EUR
+ 3x license (a 6.600.- )............. 19.800.- EUR

2nd year:
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+ 3x annual wage, plus health, tax, insurance:
(per developer 70.000.- )........ 210.000.- EUR
+ 3x license (a 0.000.- ).............. 0.000.- EUR


It's less than a 10% increase of costs in the 1st year, just compared with wages, and 0% increase in all the following years.

Trolltech licenses includes world-class support. They are known to make developers so much more productive and writing code that contains far fewer bugs. It allows them to sell any amount of derived software, on any platform.

I call this a bargain.

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