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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Free Linux/OSS Support, Part 5: Why a Sys Admin Became a Convert

May 09, 2003, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Like many IT managers nowadays, Darren Spruell and his IT team were asked to cut their company's IT costs to the bone. Within the past few years, they've moved a large portion of their company's infrastructure to Linux platforms and open source software (OSS). In addition to achieving the desired cuts in hardware, software and management costs, the move to Linux has delivered less expensive, high-quality system and software support.

"'Support is one area, in particular, that OSS shines,' said Spruell, a system administrator for Sento Corp., a customer relations management solution provider in American Fork, Utah.

"Spruell shares his experiences with free OSS support in this article, part five of SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's series on that subject..."

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