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VNU Net: Linux TCO '80 per cent lower than Unix

Jan 18, 2002, 02:12 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
"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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