Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 29, 2006 03:21 AM
When is some hardware manufacturer going to offer the same motherboard, the same processor, the same chipset, the same RAID controller, and the same RAM the SAME SERVER OR DESKTOP...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.... for 20-50 years for a base of users who don't want the latests and the fastest, that just want the same thing they got that runs just fine?
If a company were to make this offer for a life time access to replacement hardware that is exactly the same, for 20-50 years, or more, the folks in the business world would line up around the world for this option. Many think, if it ain't broke, why do we need to upgrade, and why can't we buy what we got last time (it works fine and they just want the same as before)!
There is a niche business oppurtunity for anyone that does this (a big oppurtunity)! I bet that many patents are running out on hardware designs where someone could use these license free designs to set up a business plan out of building solutions out of a hardware for life with no changes offer!