LinuxWorld: Evaluating the ROI of Open Source on the Desktop

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“When people hear that open source software is often free and
overall cheaper than proprietary solutions, they’re intrigued. But
how much cheaper is another question. What other costs are
involved? This article examines the budgetary impact of migrating
corporate desktops to open source solutions. This is one of many
areas where open source can positively impact IT budgets.

“The first step in evaluating the license savings on the desktop
is to determine which desktops in your organization are candidates
for migrating to Linux, OpenOffice, or both…”


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