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Startup.co.uk: More Small Businesses Making Software Switch

Mar 25, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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"The Institute of Directors will unveil research this week which reveals small businesses are choosing lower cost alternatives to software currently offered by IT giant Microsoft.

"According to a report in the Business, the research is expected to show that around three-quarters of small businesses in the UK are considering moving away from this software in favour of cheaper alternatives such as Linux.

"The study has said this type of alternative or 'open-source' software, which allows the user to correct or modify its original source code, costs companies only 20 to 40 per cent of what they would expect to pay for Microsoft's version..."

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