On 8/31/11 6:41 PM, "Jgonder" <email@hidden> wrote:
>>>For example: we'll be conservative and say they make a 20% margin on
>>>Mac Mini server they sell. That's $189.00 per box.
>>>Now, you want them to sell you the OS. We'll go with generic retail,
>>>although I'd expect most people to gripe about any cost that wasn't $0.
>>>Lion is $30, Lion Server is $50. So total cost is $80.
>>Except that most of us were requesting the virtualization back when Snow
>>Leopard Server was $500, or $250 for .edu customers, so each server
>>license was 1-2 MiniServers worth of profit.
>>Heck, I'd pay $500 per instance *today* for Snow Leopard Server that I
>>could run on my (non-Apple) VMWare host-- from what I've seen so far Lion
>>Server combines improvements in iOS management with a whole bunch of
>>backward in AD integration and SMB support. It may be very solid around
>>10.7.4 or so, but right now, not so much.
>>Dave Pooser, ACSA
>Second that, Dave - $250 or even $500 was cheap for what the last two OSXS
>gave me, when I count even a bit of my time. But really ASIP and Mac
>gave me much more of what I actually need in an EDU classroom environment
>wonder if I can run OS9 on vsphere? I still have my old server disks -
EDU...cheerfully paying full
John C. Welch Writer/Analyst
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