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Network Week: Open Source Cuts Costs For Internet Projects

May 20, 1999, 16:06 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Kimber)

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"Open Source software provides Internet services for around 10 per cent of the cost of 'shrinkwrapped' systems, according to case studies emerging from integrators and network managers.

"Speaking last week at a Netproject-organized conference here on Linux, Powys County Council IT spokesman Tim Fletcher said switching to Open Source software slashed 90 per cent from the cost of providing public Internet email and Web access points throughout the Welsh county."

"... warehousemen at plumbing supplier PSS's 130 branches... learned how to use the... Pine email client after only 30 minutes of training."

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