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Microsoft targets Linux with server for very small companies

Apr 01, 2009, 20:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"That may seem to make SBS, which costs $1,089 excluding hardware, a better deal. However, SBS requires each user to pay a Client Access License (CAL) of $77 to access the operating system and its bundled applications.

"No CALs are required with Foundation. However, Microsoft has put in technology that prevents Foundation servers from supporting more than 15 users, Sinkevicius said...

"Finally, because Foundation comes pre-installed on servers, companies are not allowed to re-install the operating system on other hardware, even if their original server crashes and dies."

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