Re: Hmmm...

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Subject: Re: Hmmm...
Name: ludicrous
Date: 1/24/2002 10:50:56 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Hmmm... posted by SickOfItAll

IBM is hedging their bets that if they make the initial acquisition cost lower (free software), they can recover the difference with (a) increased hardware sales and (b) services and support fees.

Sort of the financing-model of home purchasing -- the bank ends up with a stack of cash either way, but more people will buy if they can finance it long-term than if they have to fork over a huge sum all at once.

We'll see if IBM is actually successful, though.

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