The Age: Long-Term Linux Half the Price of Windows
Oct 04, 2002, 03:00 (21 Talkback[s])
"The cost of deploying Linux in an enterprise over three years
is less than half that of Microsoft's Windows and about an eighth
of the price of Sun's Solaris, a United States study has found.
"The Robert Frances Group has found Linux costs $74,475 to
deploy, against $190,662 for Windows and $561,520 for Solaris.
Despite having to pay slightly higher administrator salaries, Linux
is cheaper to maintain because it requires fewer security upgrades,
has less downtime and is easier to manage..."