SearchWin2000.com: Battening Down the Windows: Open-source Versus Commercial Tools

“Open-source security tools that can be used on both Linux and
Windows platforms could see a spike in popularity, thanks to
Microsoft’s recent license price increases and security fears about
Windows platforms.

“Analysts say that the high cost of the new Windows licensing,
coupled with concerns that Windows is more exploitable than other
operating systems, is driving IT administrators to take a hard look
at Linux and the prospect of using open-source.

“‘They say: ‘Our bills are going up X per year because of this
[licensing] change–let’s look at switching even some of our
systems,” said Charles King, an analyst at The Sageza Group Inc.
in Mountain View, Calif…”

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