On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 17:52 +1000, David Ward wrote: > Thanks Amos. This is something I have thought of and mentioned to > some > of the sales stuff. Their instant reaction is that if there's no > money > in Linux why bother selling it? > > They sell MS software and make margin on it. So can understand what > they are saying but dont agree with them. > > I am definately not a sales person :) Say the client wants to spend no more than $1000/employee on computer systems. With MS Windows, thats what - 700 in hardware, 300 in the base OS. With Linux, the salespeople can do several things: - 1000 hardware - 700 hardware, 300 in services (e.g. training on Linux :)) - 700 hardware, 300 towards server room hardware or other things the client wants and could not have afforded previously. -Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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