64-bit Linux pricing - yeepers!

From: Seth Brundle (brundlefly76_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 01/26/04

Date: 26 Jan 2004 01:11:18 -0800

I have used nothing but RH 7.2 the last few years as I never needed
anything more for my servers.

However I was specing out parts to build a dual opteron mysql server
today and realized that I might need to pay $700 for a copy of Linux
that will run on dual 64-bit processors.

Is this true?

If so, anyone have any recommendations on which 64-bit distro?
Im inclined to stick to RH all other things being equal.