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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Enterprise Devices Feel Safe with Linux at the Core

Jul 14, 2004, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What advice would you give to a CIO or CTO who is considering Linux in the enterprise (for embedded devices or otherwise)?

"Bart Massey: Make sure you get accurate information. Proprietary solution vendors and free/open source zealots are not your best sources. The total cost of ownership (TCO) argument is a prime example--anyone who tells you that either proprietary software or Linux has better TCO is massively overgeneralizing and/or doesn't understand how to compute TCO. Find someone who understands both free/open source and business issues to advise you..."

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