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NetworkWorldFusion: LinuxWorld Spotlight on Savings

Aug 19, 2002, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

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"he focus at last week's LinuxWorld Expo proved to be less about how open source can save the world from the clutches of powerful vendors wielding proprietary software and more about how it can save companies precious IT dollars.

"Industry luminaries from Sun and Oracle used keynote speeches to tout their companies' Linux loyalty, and also to emphasize how open source software can deliver big savings and better performance for enterprise servers. Customers shared stories about how Linux can be, if not a panacea, at least a shot in the arm.

"'In this economy, we're not spending a nickel on anything that won't pay back within 12 to 18 months,' said Evan Bauer, CTO of global technology infrastructure at financial services and trading firm Credit Suisse First Boston, which recently converted a core trading application from Unix to Linux..."

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