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How many SUSE subscriptions can you get for $240M?

itwbennett (1594911) writes | more than 4 years ago

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itwbennett (1594911) writes "According to an SD Times article, Microsoft is almost through passing out the infamous subscription certificates for SUSE Enterprise Linux that it purchased for $240 million as part of its investment in Novell. According to the article, Microsoft says that 'a total of 475 customers have used an unspecified number of coupons.' Blogger Brian Proffitt calculates that 'if indeed just 475 customers have received these coupons, then Microsoft has essentially subsidized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) deployments an average tune of US$505,263.16 per customer.'"
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Retail Cost is $10/year (1)

calcutta001 (907416) | more than 4 years ago | (#30999278)

You can get a desktop subscription for $10/year/machine from Novell. A Server subscription is retailed for $799/year/machine

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