CIN: Linux Cost Savings Add Up
Oct 06, 2003, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allen Bernard)
"When Jeff Whitmore, IT manager at Ernie Ball Guitar Strings,
got the order to change over the company's systems from Windows to
Linux, he was ecstatic. Not only would Linux be easier to run, he
was about save $80,000 just on new license fees.
"'Going to the Linux was just a natural,' he said. 'I mean that
happened so easily and you're not paying for your Citrix license or
anything else, or a Windows license.'
"Of course, Whitmore's CEO, Sterling Ball, made the decision
because of a lawsuit brought against the company by the Business
Software Alliance in 2000, and not in response to Linux's potential
to save the company thousands. Still, the savings have begun to