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LinuxWorld: Evaluating the ROI of Open Source on the Desktop

Feb 19, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maria Winslow)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"When people hear that open source software is often free and overall cheaper than proprietary solutions, they're intrigued. But how much cheaper is another question. What other costs are involved? This article examines the budgetary impact of migrating corporate desktops to open source solutions. This is one of many areas where open source can positively impact IT budgets.

"The first step in evaluating the license savings on the desktop is to determine which desktops in your organization are candidates for migrating to Linux, OpenOffice, or both..."

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