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IT Manager's Journal: Four Out of Four Experts Agree: Linux Lowers TCO

Jun 08, 2004, 20:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Can a company count on Linux to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an enterprise system? Reaction to this question from CIOs and IT managers usually goes something like: 'Well, of course it saves money on the bottom line. No sky-high enterprise licensing fees every year. No over-the-top support subscription costs; you can maintain the code in-house. Way fewer security and access issues, keeping the system down time low. No paying for unnecessary bells and whistles on end-user software. No worrying about mandatory upgrades every year and a half...'"

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