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Cost Drives Firms from UNIX to Linux

Nov 28, 2007, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marie Boran)

"Almost two thirds of Irish IT experts say the main motivation for migrating to the Linux operating system from UNIX for use in servers is cost, according to a recent survey from Novell's Open Enterprise Summit in Dublin.

"While cost may be a key driver, 48pc of those surveyed felt that hardware obsolescence and modernisation issues were contributory factors, while 39pc felt that support issues relating to UNIX was a concern..."

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