VNU Net: Linux TCO '80 per cent lower than Unix
Jan 18, 2002, 02:12 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The results of a three-month study on the TCO of Linux
versus Unix, released today by analyst IDC, reveals a 45 to 80 per
cent lower amount for Linux on Intel against Unix on Risc.
According to the study, Linux has emerged as a viable and
cost-effective alternative to Unix for enterprise computing across
the internet, intranet, extranet and collaborative workloads.
"For enterprises with the right mix of requirements and skills,
Linux offers tremendous potential to lower the costs associated
with supporting application workloads," said IDC.
"Associated costs with Linux are not only dramatically lower for
the hardware and software, as you might expect, but are comparable
or lower for staffing, which you might not expect," it added."
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