I share a lot of these same concerns...  Even though Microskunk DOES do
tiered pricing.  They price a lot of their OS functions on a per processor
basis.  (Which is essentially tiered pricing.)

My concern, also, is that a few gigahertz can cover up an awful lot of
incompetence...  (Worked for Windoze, this far anyway...)

Where you wrote:  "IBM has alot of work ahead of them.  I think they can
pull it out...but they're gonna be busy...." do you see them pulling this out...?


| -----Original Message-----
| From:
| []On Behalf Of Don
| Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 6:18 PM
| To:
| Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax
| Guys, let me pop the stack a bit.
| The Intel P-4 chipset is designed to run a 30-gigahertz cpu clock speed.
| Keep in mind that MOST Intel based software suppliers are not STUPID
| ENOUGH to teir their pricing schedule to the hardware it's running on.  I
| think IBM is in for one helluva continued wake up call when the faster
| (even 9 ghz!) chipsets come out...heck that in a cluster CPU environment
| will cover alot of sins usually attributed to windows/unix ineffeciencies.
| Now, let your mind wonder as to how long a client will want to even
| consider the current tiered pricing ripoff schema vs a per seat schema
| for pricing....:)
| Then consider how long they will laugh at you when you consider a tiered
| to the hardware pricing schema of a slower, costlier box....:)
| IBM has alot of work ahead of them.  I think they can pull it out...but
| they're gonna be busy....
| Don in DC
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