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ComputerWeekly: Finding Out the Hidden Costs of Open Source

Apr 24, 2003, 01:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julia Vowler)

"Issues of system architecture rarely register on the board's radar, but awareness of open source software is certainly increasing. The media profile of Linux is higher than ever and, amid the economic downturn, it is inevitable that 'free software' will capture the attention of hard-pressed chief executives.

"'Open source software is a serious player in corporate IT,' said Nikos Drakos, research director at Gartner. 'More and more software suppliers are supporting their applications--it is an upward trend.'

"Although suppliers such as Computer Associates are moving performance management tools across to Linux, system management for open source lags behind, said Drakos..."

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