"Does Linux bring both savings and increased reliability to your
server room as it takes over a range of tasks from a more costly
OS, such as Windows NT, NetWare and popular Unix variants? Does it
actually deliver enough to make it worth the retraining investment?
PC Magazine Labs set up a host of services from scratch using Linux
and its associated utilities to find out."
"The conclusion: Linux is a good solution for a range of
server needs. It should certainly be on the radar screens of most
medium- and large-business IS professionals. Linux works
especially well as a platform for Internet-standard services, such
as DNS, HTTP, FTP and email, where its low cost, open-source
utilities and relative ease of deployment are big draws..."
"You pay no licensing fee -- even if you use Linux to serve a
thousand users. Compare that with a Windows NT Server license --
$1,999 for 5 clients, $3,999 for 25 clients -- and you'll see it's
little wonder an entire community has sprung up to support
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