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NewsForge: Multi-core Licensing and Virtualization Promote Open Source

Sep 19, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"More flexible licensing is one of the biggest draws open source software has for enterprise users, and the current shift toward dual-core and multi-core processors and use of virtualization technologies may give Linux and open source software even more of an advantage, say analysts and open source project leaders.

"Some tech research firms, such as Gartner, warn companies against the advent of multi-core chips (led by AMD and Intel) that give enterprise IT shops a wallop of more power, but may also result in a higher price tag for licensing the server..."

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