Re: Working Within the System

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 13:26:34 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
>Martin Ling wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 07:26:04AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > > the evidence showing that the only other potentially comparable OS
> > > is cheaper is actually a 'free' OS that typically costs you $50 on a
> > > (windows typically costs about $89.00 on CD-ROM).
> >
> > As a quick point (I am writing other replies to this thread).
> >
> > Although said free OS can be aquired for $50 on CD, it can also be
> > aquired on CD for $2, or often given away free. I don't think it's fair
> > to say it's 'typically' bought for $50.
>I bought SuSe on a CD that was part of a linux book, that retailed for
>$49.00. I bought it on remainder at a used book store for $15. A used
>dual processor server I just bought from a guy for $50 happened to have
>a Red Hat cd stuck in the drive (and he just moved out to Arizona, oh
>well ;) ), so you could say i got that for free. But I doubt that most
>people are as cheap as I am.

Well for those who still think that there's no lunch like a free one, they
can chow down at:


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