All About Linux: Does an OS Have to be Costlier than the Hardware on Which it is Run?
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"Does an OS have to be as costly or even more than the hardware
on which it runs? This seems to be the question that I am forced to
ponder myself again and again. When I open the day's newspaper, I
am besieged by ad after ad offering to sell PCs at bargain prices,
some of them as low as $250. To list an example, I came across this
newspaper ad offering the Dell Poweredge SC430 Server which
features an Intel Pentium D Dual Core Processor 820 with 1GB DDR2
ECC SDRAM, a 250 GB SATA hard drive and an embedded Gigabit NIC for
around US$455. Oh yeah, they also throw a 1 year onsite warranty
and free lifetime telephonic support to boot..."