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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..."

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