[Mono-list] MonoDevelop 0.7
apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Sun May 22 18:06:28 EDT 2005
Carl Olsen wrote:
>Microsoft does not release an upgrade every few months.
Well, I don't want to start a flame war here, Carl :), but as I pointed out:
* You don't have to upgrade SuSE every time a new version appears
* You get 2 and a bit SuSE upgrades for the price of one MS upgrade -
so that should keep you going for a bit
* You get more software upgrades in a SuSE upgrade.
If we just look at the office suite. MS Office costs something like
$200 dollars, and from what I see on
upgrades cost about the same.
So one purchase of XP plus Office comes to something like $400
(conservatively) and we haven't even started talking about the price of
VS yet! Even the academic price for that is in the region of $150, I
think, if my memory and currency conversion head is working. So you'd
still be in pocket after one SuSE purchase and 5 upgrades. That should
see you through from one MS upgrade to the next.
As I've posted recently, I do think there are problems and SuSE is not
perfect - but I don't think it can be attacked on price. On some other
things, may be ;) but not on price.
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