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OSNews: Linux and Open Source is Better for Business than MS Windows

Jul 09, 2003, 10:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Chejlyk)

"I can say this with 100% certainty. I've come to this conclusion by simply reviewing server administration times over the past three years. Admittedly not the most scientific approach, but it is all the info I need. Remember, experience is the best teacher.

"I own a small business in southwest Florida. The business primarily performs IT administration for companies either too small to warrant the expense of an in house IT staff or companies that don't feel they need a full time IT staff. There are literally thousands of companies that outsource their IT administration in Florida alone.

"I have been working with Networks since the early '90's. Artisoft's LANtastic v4.0 was my first NOS. I really liked LANtastic until Windows '95 came along. Windows '95 was easy to network(read free) and the OS was new and very GUI (as far as OS's go). Windows NT 4.0 came out soon after and I made the commitment to MS, selling well over $100,000 worth of software with the MS name on it..."

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