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MSNBC: Small-office technology FAQ

Aug 18, 1999, 01:03 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Knopf, Bob Sullivan)

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"The most frequently asked question while setting up an office is: How can I save money? Below you'll find answers to slightly more specific variations on that question: Can Linux offer cost savings? Do I really need a network anyway? How about office suites - is there a cheaper way to be productive? And what about shareware and freeware?"

"You've heard about this free software called Linux that competes with Windows, and you think, "Free - that's a price a like." So you're wondering if using Linux can save you money. The answer is yes. For a price. There's a big difference between using Linux to run your network and using Linux as your main operating system on all your computers. Let's deal with them separately."

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