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Computerworld Australia: Open Source not Cheaper, Sun is Dead: McIsaac

Sep 16, 2003, 22:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"As long as cost-cutting dominates the IT landscape the rush by enterprises to seek out Linux and open source alternatives will continue, despite the fact it isn't any cheaper than proprietary software, Meta research director Dr Kevin McIsaac said last week.

"'Frankly, open source is no cheaper than proprietary software, because the biggest cost is support,' he said adding that in-house support is not a viable option..."

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