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Red Hat Undercuts Microsoft on High-Performance OS Pricing

Oct 03, 2008, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

"However, to get maintenance and software updates, Microsoft requires that enterprise customers purchase an Enterprise Assurance (EA) maintenance agreement for three years. Though Microsoft will not disclose publicly what those agreements cost, those familiar with them said they typically cost about 25 to 29 percent of the price of the product."

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