NewsForge: OpenCountry Launches Edge Management Software

” A recent controversial IDC study said that some 62% of the TCO
of Linux comes from support, versus only about 50% for Windows, for
which support is slightly cheaper. Though you can argue about the
validity of the survey’s results, no one can deny that Linux would
be a more attractive solution if it were cheaper and easier to
support. OpenCountry, a small company with big aspirations, is
today announcing new software that aims to make that happen.

“Conventional wisdom offers a couple reasons why Linux is still
the underdog. First, supply and demand–experienced Linux admins
are in shorter supply and thus a bit more expensive than their
Windows counterparts…”


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OpenCountry To Update Cross-Distribution Linux Management
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