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ComputerBits: The Bleeding Edge: Networking with Linux

Apr 04, 2001, 17:02 (5 Talkback[s])

"This month and next I'm giving you an overview of using Linux to manage file and print serving for your Windows machines, share your Internet connection, and security."

"An average Linux distribution costs $50, with no additional license fees no matter how many times you copy it or how many users network through it."

"Windows 2000 costs $1199, with 10 client licenses, and requires at least a Pentium II 333, 256 megs RAM, and 2 gigabytes disk space. (The official specs say Pentium 133, but I'm speaking from experience.) Functionally, they do the same things. In my opinion, however, Linux does it better."

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