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TechCentral: Linux: It Ain’t Cheap, Buddy!

Nov 02, 2004, 20:30 (8 Talkback[s])

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"The four panellists in the Application Development Tools track at the recent ITJourno Asia Forum generally felt that the open-source Linux operating system's long-term ownership cost was not as cheap as some people would like to believe.

"It may lead to cheaper computing costs though, according to Nick Jackson, Borland (Singapore) Pte Ltd managing director for Asean, who said organisations in India would threaten Linux adoption to twist Microsoft Corp's arm, hoping that the US software giant would give discounts on its proprietary software..."

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