Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rob
Novell and Ximian Novell said on Wednesday that its recently released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop will cost users over USD 300 less than Microsoft forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, and encouraged users to look at their desktop operating system options. Novell UK's technical director, Brian Green, laid out the list pricing for SLED and Windows Vista. Green said a business Vista license will set users back USD 299, compared to USD 50 for a one-year subscription to SLED.
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by Matto on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:47 UTC
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So that means its not really cheaper right?

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RE: Cost?
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 26th Oct 2006 18:55 in reply to "Cost?"
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You can buy a three year subscription for $125; about $41.67 a year. SLED includes much more software out-of-the-box than Windows Vista Ultimate and will have a competitive interface by 11 or 12, when KDE 4 and Gnome 2.20 are released.

I use openSUSE, which has a TCO of $0. Its free as in time as well! Because my system and peripherals work flawlessly on SUSE and most other up-to-date distros, including my Winmodem.

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