starting a ridiculous rant:
I am the little dummy end user, who wants to run his little e-commerce server on a SDSL line in my living room, so that I can sell my books all by myself and compete with Amazon. I wanna show those bezoses of the world how to make a profit selling books by being the smallest, independent bookseller on earth, caprice ?
Independent, small, cheap and secure. Wanna mind my own business. Will Hewlett Packard -Compaq-RedHat folks think of me ?
That's why I like this open software and watched carefully this this package , which costs a sweeping price of $ 2995.00, if it's in the box and $ 0.00 if you can download the stuff by yourself ( Tell me, does that makes sense or what ?).
Now, I always like to read stories like this one , because I am a lazy dummy end user and wanna get my server "ready to go" preconfigured with all the stuff I need at CompUSA. Those expensive geek-guru-consultants are just too expensive and rough for my thin-skinned emotional make-up and my savings I keep under my mattress for the biblical next seven bad years to come.
So, with HP buying Compaq, HP having Bruce Perens, will he be nice with Fiorina and will we finally see a low end, inexpensive server for mami optimized for RedHat with nice software like RH e-commerce IC package, which I finally can buy everywhere and do my own thing out of my living room ?
I don't quite get it. RH tries to sell their RH database (PostgrSQL based) for $ 3,000.00, their IC e-commerce platform for $ 3000.00 and tries to sell their .net and consultant services. Of course they price them high enough, so that they get real businesses' business and not some lousy mami wannabe's online chocolate cake selling stupidities (I don't blame them).
But will HP-Compaq now build low-end servers for home usage with e-commerce platforms on it for home-based businesses or not ? I mean if I were RH I would avoid me as a customer like hell, but on the other hand, we are in the majority and the midsize businesses of tomorrow are the home-based mom and dad businesses of today. Hey, that's America, right ? Keep hope alive ! Right.
I wanna keep my freedom. I don't wanna get managed hosting, don't want to rent and colocating with rackspace, don't want space on some ISPs administrated servers. I want everything all by myself and just an automated update and security fix service from RedHat for my software. Will I get it ? At affordable prices ? Do I have to write Fiorina a letter ? I am sure she would get my point, right ?
end ridiculous rant