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InfoWorld: More Money for Microsoft in an Open Source Vista?

Nov 03, 2005, 01:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Gary Beach, Editor of CIO Magazine, who joined us for a (mostly) fantastic Open Source Business Conference. Gary and I were sitting next to each other during Dirk Hohndel's keynote, in which he identified over $1 billion Intel's IT department has saved through Linux since 1997. Gary pointed out that most of Intel's cost savings came in the last four years (2000-2004), and not in the initial few years.

"This seems to have led him to an interesting blog entry today, in which he suggests that Microsoft could make more money open sourcing its upcoming Vista product than it could using its traditional license+maintenance route..."

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