"Merrill Lynch research shows that deploying Linux internally
that could save the company millions of dollars, an executive at
the investment banker said.
"During a presentation Friday at the Enterprise Linux Forum,
Mark Snodgrass, vice president of Merrill Lynch's in-house
technology provider, the Global Technology & Services group,
said that the company has found that re-architecting its
information infrastructure using Linux can reduce administration
"In fact, Snodgrass found that, while the software licensing
costs of Windows was higher than Linux, the highest cost was in
managing traditional Windows infrastructure..."